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INF file format description

Many people share .inf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .inf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .inf files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.inf - Setup Information File

INF file is a Setup Information File. INF files are text files that are separated into logical categories that contain one or more sections.

.inf file format description:
INF format
Application:
Windows Installer
Category:
Other files
Mime-type:
application/x-inf
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Setup Information File related links:
Inf-Tool
Setup Information File related extensions:
.idt
Windows Installer Exported Database
.ipi
Microsoft Windows Installer Data
.msi
Microsoft Windows Installer Package
.msm
Microsoft Windows Merge Module
.msp
Microsoft Windows Installer Patch
.mst
Microsoft Windows Installer Transform

Naturally, other applications may also use the .inf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .inf files. Be especially cautious with .inf files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .inf file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:

example.inf

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .inf file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

unf, ibf, lnf, inv, ing, inc, in, ijf, igf, if, nif, knf, int, ind, inb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

.ibf
Instant Backup Archive
.ing
MasterCook Ingredients Data
.inc
POV-Ray Include File
.unf
Universal NES Image Format ROM
.imf
IncrediMail Letter File
.int
Molpro Permanent Integral Data

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