.PFX File Extension

Personal Information Exchange File

Question: What is an PFX File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an PFX file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an PFX file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .PFX extension are known as Personal Information Exchange files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the PFX extension, please let us know.

How to open a PFX file:

The best way to open an PFX file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the PFX file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the PFX file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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    Comments (1)
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    Yuug Singh
    2010-03-30 07:22:29
    .PFX files are Personal information Exchange files. Generally these are certificate files that are issued by certain websites or companies to their employees or authorised agent for gaining access to their respective web page and gain access to the information.

    If you don't have this certificate installed you will not be able to open that web page and it comes up with error that "this site needs a certificate to be installed".

    This can be checked by : Internet options > contents > certificates > list of installed certificates.