File Extension Library

.PFILE File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Encoded Files

What are .PFILE files and how to open them?

Can't open .PFILE file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PFILE file.

What is a .PFILE file extension?

.PFILE file extension is created by Microsoft. .PFILE has been classified as Encoded Files.

.PFILE is Rights Management Protected File

A PFILE file is a file protected with Microsoft Rights Management (RMS), an application used to protect a user's digital information. It contains a file, such as a .VSDX or .DOC file, that has been encrypted with RMS. PFILE files are generically protected whereas .PPDF, PTXT, and PJPG files are protected as read-only.

If you find a PFILE file on your computer or you receive a PFILE file as an email attachment you must install RMS to open the file. When RMS is installed you can simply double-click the file to open it. You will be prompted to confirm that you are authorized to view the file with a username and password.

NOTE: Microsoft Rights Management is also known as Azure Information Protection.

List of all softwares that can open the Rights Management Protected File
Microsoft Azure Information Protection Viewer
Microsoft RMS Sharing

How to fix problems with .PFILE files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PFILE files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PFILE file format
  2. You need to check the .PFILE file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)