NFO file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.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.

Damn NFO Viewer
Document files
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NFO File related extensions:
Rich Text Format Document
EIAS Camera Motion Export
The Overlay Maker Package
Design and Print Document
Turbo FloorPlan 3D Design
Corel Presentations Exchange Document

.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).

Microsoft Windows
Document files
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Microsoft System Information File related extensions:
Microsoft SharePoint Workflow Diagram
Microsoft Works for Mac Document
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Template
Microsoft PowerPoint HTML Presentation
Microsoft Access View Shortcut
Microsoft Outlook Form Storage

.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.

Age of Empires
Game Data files
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Age of Empires Player Data related extensions:
ZEQ2 Lite Particle Effects
Warcraft 3 Map
Midtown Madness 2 City Data
Operation FlashPoint Script
RollerCoaster Tycoon Track Picture
Beatmania IIDX Audio Data

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

Can't open a .nfo 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.

The .nfo file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bfo, fno, fo, gfo, hfo, mfo, nbo, nco, ndo, neo, nf, nfi, nfl, nfp, ngo

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Nero BackItUp Compressed Data
Neochrome Bitmap
Nintendo Switch Executable
nMod n-Body Model
Grammatical Framework Object
numberGo Dynamic Report

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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