File Extension Library

.NFO File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: System Files

What are .NFO files and how to open them?

Can't open .NFO 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 .NFO file.

What is a .NFO file extension?

.NFO file extension is created by Microsoft. .NFO has been classified as System Files.

.NFO is System Information File

Data file used by Microsoft's System Information tool, a Windows software utility for gathering system information and for diagnosing problems; stores information gathered by the program.

The System Information program has the filename Msinfo32.exe.

List of all softwares that can open the System Information File
Microsoft System Information
File Type 2:

Warez Information File

Developer by: THG Category: Text Files Format: Text

Plain text file that includes information about a pirated software program (warez); contains release notes and commonly includes information about the piracy group responsible for distributing the warez; generally included as part of the program and related files; first used in the late 1980s by a cracking group named The Humble Guys (THG).

NFO files often contain ASCII art identifying the piracy group. NFO readers such as NFOPad can render the text characters as the intended graphic. For standard text editors, it's generally best to view the text with a fixed width font.

NOTE: Since Microsoft Windows' System Information tool also uses the ".nfo" file extension, Windows may unsuccessfully try to open NFO files in the System Information viewer. Instead, open the files directly in a text editor or an NFO viewer.

List of all softwares that can open the Warez Information File
CubicDesign Compact NFO Viewer
Microsoft Notepad
iNFekt NFO Viewer
Apple TextEdit
MacroMates TextMate
File Type 3:

Age of Empires Player File

Developer by: Microsoft Category: Game Files Format: Binary

File created by Age of Empires, a real-time strategy (RTS) game where players control units and build empires; contains the player name and campaign progress; saves the player profile and in-game progress.

List of all softwares that can open the Age of Empires Player File
Microsoft Age of Empires
File Type 4:

Folio Views Infobase File

Developer by: The FIEN Group Category: Data Files Format: Binary

File used by Folio Views, a program used for viewing help documentation; contains indexes, articles, and other help documentation; used to create searchable documentation for customer support and program installations.

Folio Views, once owned by Folio Corporation, was subsequently sold to NextPage, FAST, Microsoft, and lastly to The FIEN Group under the name Rocket Folio Views.

How to fix problems with .NFO files

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