How to open PRF file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

PRF files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing PRF file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with PRF extension. However, it should be remembered that PRF file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Preferences Or Profile Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning PRF files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with PRF extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Preferences Or Profile Format

    .prf file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Outlook 2010 Microsoft Outlook 2010
    MAC OS Microsoft Entourage 2008 Microsoft Entourage 2008
  • Preferences Or Profile Format

    .prf file extension


    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows 7
  • Preferences Or Profile Format

    .prf file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows Macromedia Director Macromedia Director
    MAC OS Macromedia Director Macromedia Director
  • ClarisWorks Preference Format

    .prf file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows Apple ClarisWorks Apple ClarisWorks
    MAC OS Apple ClarisWorks Apple ClarisWorks
  • FileNet EForms Form Preferences Format

    .prf file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows IBM FileNet eForms IBM FileNet eForms
  • PICS Rules Format

    .prf file extension

    Category: Internet Files

  • Plot Station Plot Request Format

    .prf file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows eQuorum Plot Station eQuorum Plot Station

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from PRF files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning PRF extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning PRF extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the PRF file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports PRF file extension
  • PRF file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with PRF files


If PRF file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a PRF file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open PRF file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing PRF in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit PRF format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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