What is a .PFM File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .pfm extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .pfm file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PFM file?

The .PFM file extension comes from Printer Font Metrics File. The developer of this file extension is Adobe Systems. The file is a font related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .pfm file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PFM file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PFM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PFM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pfm file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows Font Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PFM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Windows Font Viewer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PFM file?

If you are still unable to open the .PFM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PFM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pfo – Pismo Technic, .pfr – Bitstream, .pfr – Corel, .pfs – Antonio Da Cruz, .pfv – Antonio Da Cruz. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PFM file with the Microsoft Windows Font Viewer program on Windows.