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.pfc File Extension

Developer: AOL
File type: AOL Personal File Cabinet
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pfc. Files with the file extension .pfc can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pfc files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pfc file?

The .pfc file extension popularly stands for personal filing cabinet and this is used by America Online or AOL for the storage of various data such as favorites, e-mails and e-mail addresses as well as other contact information, street addresses, etc. While users are offered the option to store e-mails into filing cabinets through AOL, these stored e-mails are the files that use the .pfc extension and they are usually opened only with AOL. The .pfc file extension is also associated with Pegasus Mail and the .pfc files used by this e-mail system contain data temporarily stored for an imap folder. Corel WordPerfect also uses the .pfc file extension but they only contain PerfectFit filters and not the whole file created using the software. This file extension is also associated with the Presto! Page Manager Software. This is software that allows users to manage, edit and convert documents in the system. The information used by the software for its internal functions are called .pfc files.

how to open a .pfc file?

Launch a .pfc file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pfc file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pfc files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pfc file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pfc file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pfc file association errors

applications that open a .pfc file

Connected ePreserver

Connected ePreserver

Connected ePreserver is a communications and e-mail software used for converting AOL e-mail, folders, address book and favorite places. This software automatically finds AOL PFC, or Personal Filing Cabinet files and the new email application. It provides support for various screen names and converts all address book fields which also includes the distribution lists. It Converts HTML email, text email, attachments, headers and also supports converting into Mac Mail. It maintains a filing cabinet folder structure and it also copies information even if a user is no longer a member of AOL. ePreserver does not support Mac platforms and does not convert data files from AOL into Mac. But users can convert Windows AOL data into Mac by running ePreserver under Windows and copying the information to Mac. In summary, ePreserver can copy AOL mail and contacts to Microsoft Outlook or Gmail, convert AOL favorites to Internet Explorer and export AOL data from Windows to Mac. Favorites are converted to Internet Explorer, but users can also convert favorites to Firefox or Opera by converting it first in Internet Explorer, then command Firefox or Opera to import favorites from Internet Explorer.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pfc files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pfc. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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