.INFO File Extension

.INFO File Extension

File Type 1

Texinfo Document

Developer The GNU Project
Popularity
4.3  |  243 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format N/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

Linux
Updated November 9, 2017
File Type 2

Generic Information File

Developer N/A
Popularity
4.1  |  58 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format Text

What is an INFO file?

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

Windows
Included with OS
Included with OS
Mac
Included with OS
Linux
Free
Updated June 15, 2017
File Type 3

Minecraft Forge Information File

Developer Forge Development
Popularity
4.0  |  32 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Text

What is an INFO file?

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
Updated November 27, 2017
File Type 4

ZoomBrowser Image Index File

Developer Canon
Popularity
3.4  |  18 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format N/A

What is an INFO file?

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.

NOTE: Canon ZoomBrowser EX is no longer available for download.

Programs that open INFO files

Windows
Canon ZoomBrowser EX
Updated February 7, 2019
File Type 5

Drupal Module Information File

Developer Drupal
Popularity
3.5  |  13 Votes
Category Plugin Files
Format Text

What is an INFO file?

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 or reference INFO files

Windows
Mac
Linux
Updated March 1, 2013

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