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AnonymJun 17, 2013

What are Program Information File?

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    Jun 17, 2013

    Program Information File, PIF is a file used in Microsoft Windows operating systems that contains information used to run a MS-DOS application in the Windows environment. PIF files were commonly used in Microsoft Windows 3.x; however, with the absence of MS-DOS applications, PIF files are seldom used today.

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    Jun 17, 2013

    "Program Information File" or PIF files are the files which shows the DOS program is working and avoids too much stress on one system. But nowadays these program is no longer primarily used. For more: http://www.softango.com/extensions/pif

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    Jun 17, 2013

    The Program Information Files have stayed a long time with the PC. They origi- nated from IBMs Topview, were carried on by DoubleView and DesqView, and today they are used by Windows and Windows NT. The PIF files store additional information about executables that are foreign to the running multitasking system such as ressource usage, keyboard and mouse virtualization and hotkeys. The original (Topview) PIF had a size of 171h bytes, after that, there come the various extensions for the different operating environments.

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