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.pif

File Type Program Information File IconProgram Information File
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft & IBM)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Contains information used by Windows to run a certain program, including the path for the .EXE file, how much memory to use, and what size the program's window should be.

Originally used by MS-DOS programs. Can serve as a shortcut to an executable file, much like a .LNK file. Microsoft Windows analyzes PIF files with the ShellExecute function and can run them as executable programs.

Do not open a PIF file sent as an e-mail attachment, as it can be used to transmit viruses or other harmful scripts.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows

Updated August 22, 2013
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference
https://pc.net/extensions/file/pif
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