Finding PIF Files in Files or Folders

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Chuck, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Chuck

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    In Win98 4.10.1998, when I use Find Files or Folders, and enter
    "*.*PIF" as a find entry, what kinds of files should be found? When
    clicking on the properties of any given file, what should I see in
    Advanced Properties?

    For instance, when I do a Find on "*.*pif" I get 15 files, each of
    them Windows files or Windows\System files or Program Files, with PIF
    Names in Advanced Program Settings when I click on the Properties of
    the files such as "C:\WINDOWS\DOSPRMPT.PIF." Is this what is expected
    when doing a find on .pif files? Or is this old newbie just getting
    too paranoid?

    Thanks,
    Chuck
     
    Chuck, Feb 12, 2004
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  2. Short for Program InFormation file, a type of file that holds information
    about how Windows should run a non-Windows application. For example, a PIF
    file can contain instructions for executing a DOS application in the Windows
    environment. These instructions can include the amount of memory to use, the
    path to the executable file, and what type of window to use. PIF files have
    a .pif extension .

    | In Win98 4.10.1998, when I use Find Files or Folders, and enter
    | "*.*PIF" as a find entry, what kinds of files should be found? When
    | clicking on the properties of any given file, what should I see in
    | Advanced Properties?
    |
    | For instance, when I do a Find on "*.*pif" I get 15 files, each of
    | them Windows files or Windows\System files or Program Files, with PIF
    | Names in Advanced Program Settings when I click on the Properties of
    | the files such as "C:\WINDOWS\DOSPRMPT.PIF." Is this what is expected
    | when doing a find on .pif files? Or is this old newbie just getting
    | too paranoid?
    |
    | Thanks,
    | Chuck
    |
     
    Tom Pepper Willett, Feb 12, 2004
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