The File Extensions Database

.IPF File Extension

  • Developer by: SPS
  • Category: Disk Image Files

What is an .IPF file?

.IPF is Interchangeable Preservation File

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. It may contain disk images, ROM files, or any other type of digital media.

Programs that open Interchangeable Preservation File
File Type 2 SMS Installer Script
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Executable Files

Installer script used by Microsoft System Management Server (SMS); streamlines the installation process and offers the ability to install additional features on demand, automatically repair programs, and uninstall programs; included with Windows 2000 and Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0.

SMS can also be used to deploy Windows Installer Setup packages (.MSI files) to multiple computers at once.

Programs that open SMS Installer Script
Microsoft System Management Server
File Type 3 iMPACT Project File
Developer by: Xilinx Category: CAD Files

Project file used by Xilinx iMPACT software, which is used for programming PLDs (programmable logic devices); contains project settings, including a configuration chain and the target device; used in the process of configuring a PLD and enables designers to reuse the same settings.

Programs that open iMPACT Project File
Xilinx ISE Design Suite
File Type 4 PCAN-Explorer Panel File
Developer by: PEAK-System Category: Settings Files

An IPF file contains information about panels that appear in a project in PEAK PCAN-Explorer, which is a program used to communicate with CAN and CAN FD bus protocols. It stores information about panels and the different elements that make up the project layout, such as buttons, scenes, and horizontal and vertical sliders.

PEAK PCAN-Explorer is used to communicate with the CAN and CAN FD protocols, which allow microcontrollers and devices on automobile busses to communicate with each other. IPF files are created by PCAN-Explorer to store information about the visual layout of panels in a PCAN-Explorer project.

Programs that open PCAN-Explorer Panel File
PEAK PCAN-Explorer
File Type 5 OS/2 Help File
Developer by: IBM Category: Text Files

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).

How to solve problems with IPF files

  • Associate the IPF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any IPF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.IPF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the IPF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .IPF is Interchangeable Preservation File. Because only the current version supports the latest IPF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the SPS manufacturer website after an available .IPF is Interchangeable Preservation File update.
  • To make sure that your IPF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.