What is a .PMF File And How To Open It – ESRI (Simple Steps)


Have you downloaded a file with .pmf extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .pmf file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .PMF file?

The file extension .PMF is from ESRI Published Map File.This file extension belongs to the developer ESRI. The format of this file is binary, and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PMF file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the ESRI ArcReader software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PMF file

2. The second step is locating 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 ESRI ArcReader software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PMF file?

If you are still unable to open the .PMF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PMF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pmf – Sony, .pmf – Eassos. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PMF file with the ESRI ArcReader program on Windows.