SysTools AOL PFC Viewer

Free PFC File Viewer to Open, Read & View PFC Emails

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Free PFC File Viewer to Open, Read & View PFC Emails

  • Free Tool to View & Open PFC File without Aol Desktop
  • Allows to preview emails with Meta Properties
    Preview of all emails inside the PFC file can be done along with its meta properties such as Time, From, To, Cc, Bcc, Subject, Attachment Name, etc
  • Option to sort the PFC emails according to the attributes
    The attributes according to which the PFC emails are being sorted are; From, Subject, To, Sent time, Received time and Size. Sorting will be done in alphabetical or numerical order
  • No Aol Installation Required to use standalone PFC File Viewer
  • Support PFC created using any AOL Desktop versions
    AOL PFC Viewer tool can open and view PFC files created by the AOL Desktop versions such as AOL Desktop 10.0, AOL Desktop 9.0, AOL Desktop 8.0, AOl Desktop 7.0, AOL Desktop 6.0, etc.
  • Shows the count of emails in a particular folder.
  • Supports to preview and open all Type PFC files
    AOL PFC Viewer supports various types of Personal Filing Cabinet such as : Exported PFC, Default PFC & Backup PFC.
  • Preview of Internal Embedded Signature from PFC emails with its in-built Viewer
  • Compatible with Windows 10 and all the below versions
    PFC Viewer tool can be run on various operating system versions such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, etc. to view PFC emails.

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Key Features of AOL PFC Viewer Software

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Preview PFC Email with Meta Properties

Once the application loads all the emails of PFC mail store, it will generate a preview of all the email messages present in each folder. You can view all the emails along with their key properties such as from, sent, to, received, subject, attachment name and size of the email in KB.

Multiple Preview Option

Sort Emails According to Attributes

The AOL PFC File Reader allows to sort the PFC emails with respect to the attributes such as: From, Subject, To, Sent Time, Recieved Time & Size. Sorting can be done in alphabetical and numerical order. It also shows the item count of the emails inside a PFC file.

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Open AOL PFC Without AOL Desktop

The AOL PFC Viewer tool allows to open & view the PFC emails in the absence of AOL Desktop. The software supports the PFC files generated by various versions of AOL Desktop such as AOL Desktop 10.0, AOL Desktop 9.0, AOL Desktop 8.0, AOl Desktop 7.0, AOL Desktop 6.0, etc.

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Show Folder Structure

The tool show the complete folder structure that PFC file contains. The email that you have sent, received, deleted or drafted would get showcased in the software with maintained folder hierarchy.

AOL PFC Viewer Software Specifications

Free Download AOL PFC Viewer

Software Download

Size : 28.5 MB

Version : 5.0

MD5 : 2474a262cc52d9453f57b8a1686e0610

Software Limitations

Free Version Limitations
Free version of PFC Viewer show preview of PFC email without any limitations.

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space required

512 MB (1 GB is recommended)

Intel® Pentium 1 GHz processor(x86, x64) or equal

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1, 2008/2012, Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)


If you are using Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 or Vista, then please launch the tool as "Run as Administrator".
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or above version should be installed.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Listed Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

What are the features of AOL PFC Viewer which makes it unique among other similar viewers?

Share some features of this utility so that I can get a brief idea about it

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Overview of AOL PFC Files Viewer tool Features at a glance :

  • Step 1: Download & Run AOL PFC Viewer
  • Step 2: Scan and load PFC files
  • Step 3: Open PFC File (Mail Store) without AOL
  • Step 4: Access AOL PFC file offline
  • Step 5:AOL PFC Forensics Explorer show multiple previews of Personal Filing Cabinet
  • Step 6:Helps in AOL PFC Forensics Investigation
  • Step 7:No need to install AOL email client
  • Step 8:Oversized Compacted Personal Filing Cabinet File can also be viewed without AOL
Currently I am using AOL 9.0 version, when I have upgraded to the newer version of AOL the PFC is not working. I really need the 5 years of saved emails. I found the older AOL version's PFC folder but unable to see its emails. All I want is to view emails from the PFC (Personal Filing Cabinet) file & bookmark also if possible.

If you have archived your AOL email into PFC then currently the software is under development. Otherwise if you have AOL Webmail i.e. if it is present on server, you can save emails directly from the AOL server through the above recommended tool.

SysTools PFC Viewer would be the best choice for viewing your email file. There is no requirement of AOL desktop application to view the PFC file

" When I found my PFC file, I can see my emails are stored there. To access those emails I have opened it with NotePad but they are scrambled in encoded text somewhat like 0X1 and other symbols. Currently I am Unable to access the Personal Filing Cabinet of AOl, so how can I get these old PFC's to a point where I can actually view these emails?"

Yes, our tool is capable to open such AOL PFC email independently. As the PFC format is not limited to storage of emails only but also bookmark and contact information which includes email addresses, company information, phone numbers, street addresses, groups, and distribution lists.

I want to open my AOL PFC file, so that I can view favorites from the file, but it cannot be open, is there any solution for viewing AOL PFC file without using AOL?

You can directly view your bookmarks of PFC file in HTML format using AOL PFc Viewer software.

I have a current version of my AOL 9.1. I have stored my Favorite Places in my hard drive as: Favorite Places.pfc (Personal File Cabinet, about 120 KB). How do I get IE8 to import and recognize this file as an IE8 favorites list?

You just need AOL PFC explorer which can explore your favorites.

No, your attachment would not be accessible. The tool maintain the internal attachment but not the external attachment. You can view just the name of the attachment with its file extension

Personal Filing Cabinet (PFC) is created by your AOL Desktop Software. PFC is a filing system which organizes & stores your email on your computer's hard disk so that you can access your emails in Offline mode. But what if you login from guest account & you are unable to access Aol desktop software. In that case Free AOL PFC Viewer helps you to read PFC Mail store without Aol. Each Username has its own Personal Filing Cabinet file in the Organize folder. Your PFC can be viewed only from PFC file reader.

The AOL desktop email application stores data from individual email messages in a binary file known as the PFC (Personal Filing Cabinet). This file is stored without any extension. In a typical Microsoft system with Windows XP version, the mail-store files are stored within the user profile following the folder structure as shown below.

For Aol 9.0 In XP

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\C_AOL9.0\organize

pfc location on xp

The organized folder comprises of the mail-store data which has a structured followed by various other versions of this email client as well. In this specimen, you can observe a single screen name (this is an AOL term for a user) in use.

AOL Folder Information

For Aol 9.7 In Windows 7

C:\ProgramData\AOL\C_AOL Desktop 9.7\backup

PFC location on Windows 7

For Aol 9.7 In Windows 8

C:\ProgramData\AOL\C_AOL Desktop 9.7\backup

PFC location on Windows 8

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