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
- Windows Installer
- Other files
- - / -
- Setup Information File related links:
- Setup Information File related extensions:
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:
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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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?
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