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
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.
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
- 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.
|Folio Bound VIEWS||User submitted|
|Folio VIP Electronic Publishing||User submitted|
|System Information||User submitted|
|iNFekt NFO Viewer||User submitted|
|Microsoft Management Console||User submitted|
|Flyingcode NFO-Viewer||User submitted|
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