PFXfile extension

PKCS #12 Certificate File
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Have trouble opening the .pfx extension? Don't panic! This page explains pfx files and suggests programs you may use to open pfx files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is PFX file?

A PFX file, or a PKCS #12 certificate archive, typically holds a single digital certificate issued by a certification authority and may also include intermediate certificates, a certificate chain, and additional supporting certificates.

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PKCS files enable users to store their cryptographic keys and certificates in a single and secure file. PFX files can be used to transfer keys and certificates between different applications or to backup keys and certificates for safekeeping. PFX files are typically password-protected. They can be opened using suitable software.


How to open PFX file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the pfx extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the pfx file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the pfx file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open PFX files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your pfx file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.