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File Type 1System Information File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.3 (41 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySystem Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Data file used by Microsoft's System Information tool, a Windows software utility for gathering system information and for diagnosing problems; stores information gathered by the program.

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The System Information program has the filename Msinfo32.exe.

Program(s) that open .NFO files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft System Information
Updated 5/23/2008

File Type 2Warez Information File

DeveloperTHG
Popularity
4.0 (8 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Plain text file that includes information about a pirated software program (warez); contains release notes and commonly includes information about the piracy group responsible for distributing the warez; generally included as part of the program and related files; first used in the late 1980s by a cracking group named The Humble Guys (THG).

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NFO files often contain ASCII art identifying the piracy group. NFO readers such as NFOPad can render the text characters as the intended graphic. For standard text editors, it's generally best to view the text with a fixed width font.

NOTE: Since Microsoft Windows' System Information tool also uses the ".nfo" file extension, Windows may unsuccessfully try to open NFO files in the System Information viewer. Instead, open the files directly in a text editor or an NFO viewer.

Program(s) that open .NFO files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
NFOPad
CubicDesign Compact NFO Viewer
Microsoft type
Microsoft Notepad
Any text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple TextEdit
MacroMates TextMate
Other text editor
Linux LogoLinux
NFO Viewer
Any text editor
Web LogoWeb
NFOmation NFO viewer
Updated 8/24/2015

File Type 3Age of Empires Player File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
2.7 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File created by Age of Empires, a real-time strategy (RTS) game where players control units and build empires; contains the player name and campaign progress; saves the player profile and in-game progress.

Program(s) that open .NFO files
Updated 3/2/2010

File Type 4Folio Views Infobase File

DeveloperThe FIEN Group
Popularity
2.3 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File used by Folio Views, a program used for viewing help documentation; contains indexes, articles, and other help documentation; used to create searchable documentation for customer support and program installations.

More Information

Folio Views, once owned by Folio Corporation, was subsequently sold to NextPage, FAST, Microsoft, and lastly to The FIEN Group under the name Rocket Folio Views.

Program(s) that open .NFO files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
The FIEN Group Rocket Folio Views
Updated 2/23/2010