File Extension Library

.PMF File Extension

  • Developer by: ESRI
  • Category: GIS Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .PMF files and how to open them?

Can't open .PMF 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 .PMF file.

What is a .PMF file extension?

.PMF file extension is created by ESRI. .PMF has been classified as GIS Files. The format of .PMF file is Binary.

.PMF is ESRI Published Map File

Read-only map file created with ArcMap, a application included with ESRI Desktop GIS; stores a constrained version of a .MXD map file; can be viewed with the free ArcReader application, which allows maps to be shared with users who have not purchased the commercial ArcGIS software; often emailed to clients or co-workers in collaborative office environments.

PMF files can limit the data views, layouts, navigation, printing, querying, panning, and zooming capabilities of the map. They may also be password protected. This helps to protect the confidentiality and privacy of data.

Published maps do not contain actual geographical data. Instead, they link to data sets at a central remote location, which may be hosted by an ArcMap Server or available over the Internet. Therefore, users need appropriate network access to the referenced data repository to view the maps.

NOTE: PMF files are actually created by ArcGIS Publisher, an extension included with ArcMap.

List of all softwares that can open the ESRI Published Map File
ESRI ArcReader
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
File Type 2:

PSP Movie File

Developer by: Sony Category: Video Files

Video file format used by the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP); also known as the "PSMF" format; saved in a proprietary format specific to the PSP, but can be played in Windows using the Lande PMF Player.

PMF files can be extracted from PSP disk images, such as .CSO or .ISO files, using a program like UMDGen or UMD Ripper.

File Type 3:

Partition Image File

Developer by: Eassos Category: Disk Image Files

Partition image used by PartitionGuru, a partition management and data recovery program; stores a backup of a partition image that can be restored by the application when the current partition is damaged.

To create a PMF file, select "Tools" in the menu, then click "Clone Partition To Image File." Select the source partition, choose the image file, and click "Start."

To restore the partition image contained in the PMF file, select "Tools" in the menu, then click "Restore Partition From Image File." Select the PMF image file, choose your target partition, and click "Start."

List of all softwares that can open the Partition Image File
Eassos PartitionGuru

How to fix problems with .PMF files

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