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.INFO File Extension

File Type 1Texinfo Document

DeveloperThe GNU Project
Popularity
4.3 (210 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

What is an INFO file?

An INFO file is a formatted information document created by Texinfo, a GNU Project help document generation tool. It stores documentation in a book format with chapters, sections, and subsections and can contain up to four layers of depth.

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INFO documents are used for storing software help manuals and technical books. They can be viewed with an Info viewer, such as Texinfo's Info reader or GNU Emacs.

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Programs that open INFO files
Updated 11/9/2017

File Type 2Generic Information File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
4.0 (49 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatText

.INFO File Association 2

An INFO file is a generic text information file that may be included with various software programs or file downloads. It contains unformatted plain text that describes the contents of the software or download. INFO files are often used to document version information, authorship, and copyright information.

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Since INFO files are saved in a text format, you can use a simple text editor to open an INFO file. Microsoft Notepad or WordPad can be used in Windows, Apple TextEdit can be used in macOS, and gedit can be used in Linux.

Programs that open INFO files
Updated 6/15/2017

File Type 3Minecraft Forge Information File

DeveloperForge Development
Popularity
4.0 (25 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatText

.INFO File Association 3

An INFO file is a data file used by Minecraft Forge, a tool that enables users to install Minecraft mods. It contains plain text information in JSON format that describes one or more mods and their properties.

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NOTE: The file is stored within a .JAR or .ZIP archive that can be unzipped by programs such as 7-Zip and WinRAR. Since the INFO file contains plain text it can be edited by any text editor.

Common INFO Filenames

mcmod.info - A common name for the INFO that describes one or more mods.

Programs that open INFO files
Windows
Minecraft Forge
Updated 11/27/2017

File Type 4ZoomBrowser Image Index File

DeveloperCanon
Popularity
3.7 (15 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatN/A

.INFO File Association 4

Stores information about images saved in a Zoom Browser photo album; includes thumbnail image data, which enables quick browsing of images in the album; created when one or more image files are opened by ZoomBrowser.

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The ZoomBrowser index file is typically named "Zbthumbnail.info" and is saved in the same directory as the images it corresponds to. The Zbthumbnail.info file is usually hidden but may appear inside your album folder depending on your computer's file viewing settings.

Programs that open INFO files
Updated 2/7/2019

File Type 5Drupal Module Information File

DeveloperDrupal
Popularity
3.6 (11 Votes)
CategoryPlugin Files
FormatText

.INFO File Association 5

File used by Drupal, a website content management system; stores information about a Drupal module (.MODULE file), which is a plugin that adds features to the base Drupal installation; contains the module name, description, the core Drupal version supported by the module, and any dependencies required by the module.

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An INFO file with the same filename prefix is required in order for Drupal to recognize the module. For example mymodule.module and mymodule.info are valid names. Both files should be installed to the following directory, where mysite is your website (which could also be the all directory):

sites/mysite/modules/

Programs that open INFO files
Windows
Drupal
Any text editor
Mac
Drupal
Any text editor
Linux
Drupal
Any text editor
Updated 3/1/2013

About INFO Files

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