IFO file extension is used by InFOrmation files DVD video disks. These files contain information about the number of layout of the movie chapters, number of different audio streams and subtitle languages. IFO files consist of entries. Most common entry type is PGC (ProGram chain) which describes sequences for different versions of the movie, commentary and bonus material located on the disk.
While it is not possible to open IFO files directly they are used by different DVD playback programs like WinDVD, Cyberlink PowerDVD etc. These files are also read by DVD backup software when it copies video data to other DVD or hard-drive. If optical media that contains the IFO file becomes damaged player would attempt to read the same data from backup files that have file extension File extension BUP. Once BUP files become damaged as well the disk becomes completely unreadable.
Open IFO File on Windows
Find a IFO file in question in Windows OS File Explorer and double click on it to launch the corresponding application.
If a IFO file is not opened in an application and you instead get a "Windows can't open a file" error message you should try looking for an application which can open the file in question.
If you know the application which can open IFO file then run it and see if there is a File->Open main menu option in the application.
If you don't know the application which function as IFO file opener then try to search online for "IFO viewer", "application to open IFO file" or "open IFO file" queries in the search engine you like.
Install the application you found and check if it can open IFO file
Open IFO File on Mac OS
Find a IFO file in question in Mac OS Finder and double click on it to launch the corresponding application.
If a IFO file is not opened in a Mac OS application and you instead get a "There is no application set to open the file" error message you can click on "Search App Store" in the error dialog and Mac OS will show you applications compatible with IFO file.
If you know the Mac OS application which can work as IFO file opener you can choose the "Choose Application..." option in the error box to associate the file extension and open IFO file in it.
If you don't know the application which can open IFO file then try to search for "IFO viewer", "application to open IFO file" or "read IFO file" queries in the online search engine you like.
Install the application you found and check if it can read IFO file
Open IFO File on Android
If you downloaded a IFO file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
In the Android apps list on your Android device find "My Files" or "File manager" app and tap to start it.
Tap on "Downloads" folder inside the app.
You should see your downloaded IFO file in that folder.
Tap on the file. If Android device supports opening the file you downloaded it will open in the corresponding app.
If file does not open you can look for the corresponding app that can open the file by searching Android App Store for the "IFO".
If you cannot open the file with the apps from Android App Store it is possible that the file could only be opened on desktop platforms such as Windows or Mac OS. Try searching for "IFO viewer", "IFO file reader" online and see if any desktop applications can open it.
It is also possible that the file you downloaded is outdated and is no longer supported.
Open IFO File on iPhone or iPad
To open IFO File on iOS device follow steps below:
Open Files app on your iPhone or iPad device. You can find it by swiping down on the home screen and typing "Files" in the search bar.
Tap on the Downloads folder on the Files app home screen.
You will see all files that you recently downloaded. Tap on the IFO file to view it.
If you have the right app that can open it it will automatically launch and open your file.
If you don't have the app which can open it you need to serch Apple app store for "IFO". This way you can find apps which can open IFO files.
If this doesn't help it is possible that your file could be opened only by the desktop application. To find an app which can open it on desktop look for "IFO viewer" or "IFO file" online in your favorite search engine.
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