NFO File

What are NFO files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NFO file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a NFO file?

NFO files have multiple uses, and Archive Info is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Archive Info File

NFO files are text files that hold information about an application that has been downloaded from the Internet.

Often pirated software applications will have NFO files attached to them, although the presence of an NFO file is not clear evidence of a program being a pirated product.

NFO files are written in ASCII text format. The file contains text explaining how to use the software, software release notes, and information about the group that cracked and distributed the program.

How to open NFO files

We have identified four NFO openers that are compatible with this specific type of NFO file.

Programs that open Archive Info files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .NFO

While Archive Info File is a popular type of NFO-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .NFO file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Folio Views Infobase

We know that one NFO format is Folio Views Infobase. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

NFO opener for Windows

We have identified one NFO opener that is compatible with this specific type of NFO file.

Folio ViewsFolio ViewsVerified

More file formats using the NFO extension

Through our research of NFO files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Folio Informational Database
  • Infobase
  • Kodi Info File
  • Microsoft System Information File

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of NFO files. Remember, different programs may use NFO files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

FolioFolioUser submitted
GetDizGetDizUser submitted
Folio Bound VIEWSFolio Bound VIEWSUser submitted
AkelPadAkelPadUser submitted
Folio VIP Electronic PublishingFolio VIP Electronic PublishingUser submitted
System InformationSystem InformationUser submitted
iNFekt NFO VieweriNFekt NFO ViewerUser submitted
Microsoft Management ConsoleMicrosoft Management ConsoleUser submitted
DizviewDizviewUser submitted
Flyingcode NFO-ViewerFlyingcode NFO-ViewerUser submitted

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