.nfo

File Type 1 Warez Information File IconWarez Information File
File Format Standard (developed by THG)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Text file containing information about a pirated software program (warez); includes release notes and often identifies the piracy group responsible for distributing the software; typically saved along with the program and related files.

Windows may unsuccessfully attempt to use the Microsoft Help program in order to open the file. Instead open the file directly with a text editor, such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac).

Open With
Windows

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macOS

IconApple TextEdit

IconMacroMates TextMate

IconOther text editor

Unix

IconNFO Viewer

IconAny text editor

Updated February 11, 2008
File Type 2 System Information File IconSystem Information File
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

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.

The System Information program has the filename Msinfo32.exe.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft System Information

Updated 2007
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