.ipf

File Type 1 Generic IconSMS Installer Script
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

An IPF file is an installer script used by Microsoft SMS (System Management Server). It contains installation instructions, such as what files are to be installed and the installation locations. IPF files are commonly used for installing software across multiple computers.

IPF files can also be used to uninstall software. These types of files often have filenames such as "uninstal.ipf" and "rollback.ipf."

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft System Management Server

Updated March 2, 2012
File Type 2 Generic IconInterchangeable Preservation File
File Format Standard (developed by SPS)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Preservation format used to preserve the content of Amiga floppy disks; formatted similarly to the .IFF (Interchangeable File Format) used on Amiga systems; developed by the Software Preservation Society (SPS) as a means of saving and archiving Amiga games and programs that are no longer developed.

The IPF format was designed for use with the Commodore Amiga, but can be used with Atari and PC files as well. May contain disk images, ROM files, or any other type of digital media.

Open With
Windows

IconWinUAE

Updated August 14, 2007
File Type 3 Generic IconOS/2 Help File
File Format Proprietary (IBM)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Contains help documentation for IBM OS/2 or AIX systems; similar to a .HLP file in Windows; IPF files are referenced by the Information Presentation Facility system on OS/2 systems; help documentation may include hyperlinks that allow the user to jump from one topic to another.

The IPF format originated from the Generalized Markup Language developed by IBM. May be compiled into a viewable HLP file using the IPF Compiler (IPFC).

Open With
Windows

IconAny text editor

macOS

IconAny text editor

Unix

IconAny text editor

Updated 2007
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