The File Extensions Database

.INFO File Extension

  • Developer by: The GNU Project
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an .INFO file?

.INFO is Texinfo Document

An INFO file is a formatted information document created by Texinfo, a GNU Project help document generation tool. It stores documentation in a book format with chapters, sections, and subsections and can contain up to four layers of depth.

INFO documents are used for storing software help manuals and technical books. They can be viewed with an Info viewer, such as Texinfo's Info reader or GNU Emacs.

Programs that open Texinfo Document
GNU Texinfo
GNU Emacs
File Type 2 Minecraft Forge Information File
Developer by: Forge Development Category: Game Files Format: Text

An INFO file is a data file used by Minecraft Forge, a tool that enables users to install Minecraft mods. It contains plain text information in JSON format that describes one or more mods and their properties.

NOTE: The file is stored within a .JAR or .ZIP archive that can be unzipped by programs such as 7-Zip and WinRAR. Since the INFO file contains plain text it can be edited by any text editor.

Common INFO Filenames - A common name for the INFO that describes one or more mods.

Programs that open Minecraft Forge Information File
Minecraft Forge
File Type 3 Generic Information File
Category: Misc Files Format: Text

An INFO file is a generic text information file that may be included with various software programs or file downloads. It contains unformatted plain text that describes the contents of the software or download. INFO files are often used to document version information, authorship, and copyright information.

Since INFO files are saved in a text format, you can use a simple text editor to open an INFO file. Microsoft Notepad or WordPad can be used in Windows, Apple TextEdit can be used in macOS, and gedit can be used in Linux.

Programs that open Generic Information File
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
Apple TextEdit
Bare Bones TextWrangler
MacroMates TextMate
GNU Emacs
File Type 4 ZoomBrowser Image Index File
Developer by: Canon Category: Raster Image Files

Stores information about images saved in a Zoom Browser photo album; includes thumbnail image data, which enables quick browsing of images in the album; created when one or more image files are opened by ZoomBrowser.

The ZoomBrowser index file is typically named "" and is saved in the same directory as the images it corresponds to. The file is usually hidden, but may appear inside your album folder depending on your computer's file viewing settings.

Programs that open ZoomBrowser Image Index File
Canon ZoomBrowser EX
File Type 5 Drupal Module Information File
Developer by: Drupal Category: Plugin Files Format: Text

File used by Drupal, a website content management system; stores information about a Drupal module (.MODULE file), which is a plugin that adds features to the base Drupal installation; contains the module name, description, the core Drupal version supported by the module, and any dependencies required by the module.

An INFO file with the same filename prefix is required in order for Drupal to recognize the module. For example mymodule.module and are valid names. Both files should be installed to the following directory, where mysite is your website (which could also be the all directory):


Programs that open Drupal Module Information File

How to solve problems with INFO files

  • Associate the INFO file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any INFO file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.INFO files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the INFO file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .INFO is Texinfo Document. Because only the current version supports the latest INFO file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the The GNU Project manufacturer website after an available .INFO is Texinfo Document update.
  • To make sure that your INFO file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.