How to Open a PFL File

File names that end with the "PFL" extension are data files on Windows computers. Two programs can create and open PFL files: Business and Family Lawyer -- fillable forms for a variety of legal documents -- and PhotoFiltre -- a viewer and editor for digital images. If you already have one of the two programs installed on the computer that stores the PFL file, that program probably is the right choice to open the file. A given PFL file can be opened by only one of the programs -- not both -- as they manipulate very different types of data.

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Click "Start," then type "run" into the search box. Click the Run link, type "cmd" and press "Enter." A new Command window will come up.

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Type the following commands into the Command window:

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wmic /output:"C:\allMyApps.txt" product get name,version

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Press "Enter" after each line.

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Click "Start," then "Computer." Navigate to the root folder of disk "C:" and double-click the "allMyApps.txt" file to open it.

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Search for "Business and Family Lawyer" and for "PhotoFiltre" in the list.

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Open the PFL file with Business and Family Lawyer if you have that program installed by clicking "Start," then "Programs." Find "Business and Family Lawyer" on the list and click it. Press "Ctrl"+"O" in the main window of Business and Family Lawyer and select the PFL file in question.

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Open the PFL file with PhotoFiltre if you have that program installed by clicking "Start," then "Programs." Find "PhotoFiltre" on the list, then click it. Press "Ctrl"+"O" in the main window of PhotoFiltre and select the PFL file in question.