There are 7 other file types using
the INF file extension!

inf icon.inf - Windows installation script [common]

inf icon.inf - Autostart CDROM script

inf icon.inf - Adobe Type Manager font information

empty icon.inf - Inspiration mind mapping data

empty icon.inf - Pro/ENGINEER temporary data

empty icon.inf - Ulead Photo Explorer thumbnail cache

empty icon.inf - Embroidery Color format

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INF file extension - OS/2 IPF hypertext help system data

What is inf file? How to open inf files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The inf file extension is associated with OS/2 and used for IPF Data format.

Information Presentation Facility (IPF) is a system for presenting online help and hypertext on IBM OS/2 systems. IPF also refers to the markup language that is used to create IPF content.

The IPF language has its origins in BookMaster and Generalized Markup Language developed by IBM. The IPF language is very similar to the well-known HTML language, version 3.0, with a range of additional possibilities. Therefore a trained user may use virtually any word processor when creating IPF documents. The IPF language consists of 45 basic commands.

The ipf files are compiled using the IPF Compiler (IPFC) into viewable *.inf or *.hlp files.

IPF HLP files are distinct from the WinHelp HLP files that are prevalent in Windows.

The OS/2 is obsolete operating system. The successor is called eComStation. It is not developed by IBM, but by Serenity Systems.

This inf file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: April 18, 2019

The default software associated to open inf file:

OS/2 icon

IBM logoOS/2  Other operating systems or devices software

Company or developer:
IBM

OS/2 is operating system developed by IBM for personal computers. OS/2 is no longer marketed by IBM and support for OS/2 was discontinued in 2006. OS/2 is very similar like Windows in many ways, but also has similarities with Unix. The last version of OS/2 is named OS/2 Warp.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .inf file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .inf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open inf file, edit inf file, convert inf file, view inf file, play inf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with inf file - OS/2 IPF hypertext help system data

Click on the software link for more information about OS/2. OS/2 uses inf file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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