An NFO is a type of information file, as the name implies (iNFO), that usually contains a large amount of detailed art or logos.
NFO file is similar to other popular information file types such as README that are included in program installation packages.
To view them you can use most of the text editors or viewers on your Windows or Mac computer, since it is a plain text file.
NFO files also have a common association with pirated programs, and often appear as the information file downloaded with pirated software.
NFO files commonly provide the pertinent information you want to know about a file that you have downloaded from the Internet.
For example, when downloading a video, the NFO file attached to the video could indicate the name, size, and duration of the video, as well as verify that the attachment is actually a video.
NFO files associated with pirated software also often include information about who violated and distributed the software.
NFO files can also contain links to advertisements or Ad-ware that are installed on your computer.
Although they are safe to open on your computer, you should be very careful when clicking on any links found within the file.
You can also create your own NFO file from TextEdit or Notepad application, Notepad ++ and Geany packages can also be used.
Typical NFO application file locations:
- %SystemRoot%\system32\msinfo32.exe "%1"
- C:\Windows\system32\msinfo32.exe "%1"
Frequently associated Windows objects:
If you downloaded a NFO file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open NFO File on iOS device follow steps below:
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