.PFM File Extension

File Type:
Printer Font Metrics File

Having trouble opening .pfm extension? Don't panic! This page explains what pfm files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open pfm files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a PFM file?

Pfm file extension has Printer Font Metrics file type, which is associated with the "font files" category.

Used by the Microsoft Windows OS, the file provides Adobe Type 1 font for the operating system. It may contain characters’ measurements for the font as well.

PFM files are commonly saved with corresponding .PFB files inside the system “Fonts” folder. PFM files ensure that fonts saved in PFB files are displayed correctly; however, they don’t store any font glyphs themselves.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

pfm file icon
File Type:
Printer Font Metrics File
Font Files

How to open PFM file?

Double click the pfm file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .pfm extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the pfm extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the pfm file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open PFM files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft Windows Font Viewer Microsoft Windows Font Viewer
  • Android Android
    • Viewer for Android Viewer for Android

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the pfm file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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