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NFO file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .nfo file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .nfo file?
  • What program do I need to open a .nfo file?
  • How can the .nfo file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .nfo files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ NFO File

NFO is a scene release information file. This file usually contains some ASCII art and information related to the package.
Category: Document files
Application: Damn NFO Viewer
Mime-type: text/plain
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ANSI Art Text

Archive Description

Plain Text Document

TCR E-book

Mobipocket Reader Data

Mobipocket Reader E-Book

Readme Text

Frequently Asked Questions Text

TK3 E-Book

BBS Directory List

✅ Microsoft System Information File

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).
Category: Document files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
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Other types of files may also use the .nfo file extension.

🚫 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:

nto, bfo, nof, nfp, nfi, neo, nco, mfo, gfo, fno, nro, ngo, nfl, nf, ndo

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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GT Nexus PDF Template
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NTOScanner Data
Folio Infobase Data
Nokia Flash Lite Package
Nero BackItUp Compressed Data
XSL-FO Formatted Form
602XML Form Filler Data

🔴 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .nfo file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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