An nfo file extension is related to the ASCII text information file that contains additional information about the downloaded data and its source.

There are 3 other file types using
the NFO file extension!

nfo icon.nfo - Microsoft MSInfo document

empty icon.nfo - Age of Empires player data

empty icon.nfo - Folio infobase data

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Software that open nfo file

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NFO file extension - Information readme text document

What is nfo file? How to open nfo files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

nfo file icon: nfo filetype icon

The nfo file extension is related to plain ASCII text information files, also known as readme files, which often found in many downloads on internet.

These file usually contain additional information about the download and its source.

Updated: July 2, 2024

The default software associated to open nfo file:

DAMN NFO Viewer picture or screenshot

DAMN NFO Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

DAMN NFO Viewer is a tiny application that can lend you a hand when trying to open documents in formats like NFO, DIZ or TXT files. Many users rely on Notepad to address this problem, but this particular software solution offers some extra features.

GetDiz icon

GetDiz  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

GetDiz is a Notepad replacement that offers a wide range of features while maintaining incredible speed, ease of use, stability, and small size.

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View downloaded NFO file

Help how to open:

Use text editor to view or edit the *.nfo files.

How to convert:

These NFO files are text files, so you can rename them to TXT should you wish it. No actual conversion would make sense.

Find conversions from nfo file:

nfo to gif

nfo to text

nfo to txt

Find converter to nfo file type:

txt to nfo

List of software applications associated to the .nfo 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 nfo file, edit nfo file, convert nfo file, view nfo file, play nfo file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting nfo files.

Software that open nfo file - Information readme text document

Programs supporting the exension nfo on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open nfo file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with nfo file by default:
GetDiz small icon GetDiz
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
PSPad small icon PSPad
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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