Home : File Types : INF File

.INF File Extension

File TypeSetup Information File

4.1 (30 Votes)
CategorySettings Files


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

What is an INF file?

An INF file is a plain text configuration file that defines what files are installed with a certain software program or update. It may also list the location of the files and the directories where the files are to be installed. INF files are used by the Windows operating system, or by the program or installer that includes the INF file.

More Information

INF files are similar to .INI files and are commonly used to install device drivers. They contain the driver name and location, driver version information, and registry information.

Unfortunately, INF files can become infected by viruses since they may autorun without any prompting. To be safe, you should not attempt to open them manually.

Open and view .INF files with File Viewer Plus.
Programs that open INF files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Notepad
Other text editor
MacroMates TextMate
Other text editor
Updated 10/4/2016

About the file extension inf

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.inf suffix is and how to open it.

The Setup Information file type, file format description, and Mac and Windows programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and do not publish any information we have not been able to verify.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.