What is a .PIF File And How To Open It – Microsoft & IBM


Have you came across a file with the .pif extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .pif file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PIF file?

The .PIF file extension comes from Program Information File. This file extension was developed by Microsoft & IBM. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a executable file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PIF file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PIF file on your operating system/device.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pif file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PIF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PIF file?

If you cannot open the .PIF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PIF file.pig – Interplay, .pig – Flying Lab Software, .pigm – Glare Technologies, .pigs – Glare Technologies, .pika – Pika Software. 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 .PIF file with the Microsoft Windows program on Windows.