File Extension Library

.INF File Extension

  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Text

What are .INF files and how to open them?

Can't open .INF file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .INF file.

What is a .INF file extension?

.INF file extension has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .INF file is Text

.INF is Setup Information File

An INF file is a plain text configuration file that defines what files are installed with a certain software program or update. It may also list the location of the files and the directories where the files are to be installed. INF files are used by the Windows operating system, or by the program or installer that includes the INF file.

INF files are similar to .INI files and are commonly used to install device drivers. They contain the driver name and location, driver version information, and registry information.

Unfortunately, INF files can become infected by viruses since they may autorun without any prompting. To be safe, you should not attempt to open them manually.

List of all softwares that can open the Setup Information File
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Notepad
MacroMates TextMate

How to fix problems with .INF files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .INF files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .INF file format
  2. You need to check the .INF file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)