.pfile is Rights Management Protected File

Features Description
File Extension .pfile
Format binary
Created by Microsoft
Category Encoded

The .pfile file extension is commonly associated with files that have been protected with Microsoft Rights Management (RMS). Microsoft Rights Management is a technology that provides protection and control over sensitive data by encrypting files and applying usage rights. The .pfile format is used to store these protected files and ensure that only authorized individuals can access and use the content.

How to Use .pfile Files

To use .pfile files, you typically need the appropriate software or tools that support Microsoft Rights Management. This software allows you to open and view the protected files while enforcing the access and usage rights defined by the file owner or administrator. The exact steps may vary depending on the specific software you are using, but in general, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Install the Microsoft Rights Management software on your device.
  2. Open the software and sign in with your authorized credentials.
  3. Locate the .pfile you want to open and double-click on it.
  4. The software will verify your credentials and permissions. If authorized, the protected file will be decrypted and opened for you to view and work with.

How to Open .pfile Files

Opening .pfile files requires the appropriate software mentioned above. Without the necessary software and proper authorization, you may not be able to access the protected content. It is essential to obtain the necessary permissions and credentials from the file owner or administrator before attempting to open a .pfile.

How to Convert .pfile Files

Converting .pfile files to other formats can be challenging due to the encryption and protection mechanisms involved. Conversion processes that preserve the file's protection and usage rights are typically complex and require specific software tools provided by Microsoft or third-party vendors specializing in Rights Management solutions. It is important to note that converting a protected .pfile to another format might remove the file's protection, potentially violating the original intent of the file owner or administrator.


The .pfile file extension is primarily associated with Microsoft Rights Management and represents protected files. These files are encrypted and have usage rights assigned to them, allowing only authorized individuals to access and utilize the content. Opening and working with .pfile files requires the appropriate software, permissions, and credentials. While converting .pfile files to other formats may be possible, it is a complex process and may compromise the file's original protection.




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