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NFO file format description

NFO file format

Many people share NFO files but don't explain how to use them. This can make it hard to know which software can open, change, or print these files. We made this page to help you understand how to work with NFO files. Here, you'll find info on software that works with these files. This includes simple programs for opening and converting them. We also share simple steps for editing these files and changing them into different formats. Whether you need to open, edit, or change a NFO file, our website has all the tips and tools you'll need to do it easily.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database:

NFO - Microsoft System Information File

The NFO document files are related to Microsoft Windows. The NFO file is a Microsoft System Information File. NFO file contains some information about operating system (MS Windows). This is a binary file that can be viewed only through the System Information utility (msinfo32.exe).

Application:Microsoft Windows
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Microsoft System Information File related extensions:

  • tst Corel WordPerfect 5 Printer Test Document
  • pka PointLineCAD 3D Keyframe Animation
  • f3d Autodesk Fusion 360 3D Design
  • pfb OpenGL Performer Binary Data

NFO - Age of Empires Player Data

The NFO game data files are related to Age of Empires. The NFO file is an Age of Empires Player Data. Age of Empires is a real-time strategy game for Microsoft Windows.

Application:Age of Empires
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Age of Empires Player Data related extensions:

  • psys ZEQ2 Lite Particle Effects
  • w3m Warcraft 3 Map
  • sd9 Beatmania IIDX Audio Data
  • sknprj The Sims 2 Body Shop Saved Data

NFO - NFO File

The NFO document files are related to Damn NFO Viewer. The NFO file is an NFO File. It is a scene release information file. This file usually contains some ASCII art and information related to the package.

Application:Damn NFO Viewer
Category:Document files
Mime-type:text/plain
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

NFO File related extensions:

  • rtf Rich Text Format Document
  • ovp The Overlay Maker Package
  • pvn Design and Print Document
  • prt Solid Edge Parts Document

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The NFO filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to NFO:

Windows can't open your NFO file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this NFO file.

To set the NFO file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set NFO file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle NFO files with care

Exercise caution when handling NFO files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar NFO files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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