.PFC File Extension

Personal Filing Cabinet

General Information

Title PFC File Extension
Extension .pfc
Full Form Personal Filing Cabinet
File Type Data File
Developer AOL
MIME Type application/x-aol

File Function

Primary Function Store emails, settings
Additional Functions Save bookmarks, download files
Features Proprietary, Encapsulated data

File Characteristics

Quality Proprietary format
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable With software

Use Cases

Email Backup Yes
Personal Data Yes
Data Transfer Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Data corruption
Best Practices Regular backup, conversion

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1980s
Latest Version AOL Desktop Gold (2020)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .pst, .ost, .mbox

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
AOL Desktop Free Windows
AOL PFC Viewer Varies Windows
ePreserver Paid Windows