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06-08-2002, 11:04 PM
what are "nfo" files? -- why can't i open them?

Rod J
06-08-2002, 11:25 PM
"nfo" files are associated with Microsoft System Information application (Msinfo32.exe) or an older version of this program. Usually this application is installed with MS Office, I believe. If you have MSinfo installed you should be able to double click on the nfo file and load it. The files just contain a verbose 'snapshot' of your system state at the time it was captured.

Elwin Way
06-08-2002, 11:51 PM
.nfo files found in ZIP files are information files. They will open with a plain text viewer/editor such as notepad, or in winzip - open with internal viewer.

These files usually contain information of the owner / provider/ source url etc. and may contain installation instructions.

06-08-2002, 11:55 PM
NFO files are usually simple ascii text file. So you can open them with notepad.

06-08-2002, 11:58 PM
nfo files are what Rod said. But there are also other nfo files.

If it's the one's that I think it is. Try just opening them in Notepad. ;)

Elwin Way
07-08-2002, 12:05 AM
JM - I think they are what you think they are.. :D otherwise they would open with the microsft wotsit

Rod J
07-08-2002, 12:30 AM
JM and Elwin- Yes, I was wondering if he might be referring to one of those 'other' nfo files :D Actually, I have associated .nfo files with notepad on my PC because I can't see any use for them being associated with MSInfo anyway ;)

Peter H
07-08-2002, 10:04 AM
Do a search for "Damn NFO Viewer" Try Alstlavista.

08-08-2002, 09:32 PM
thanks people, specially "peter h" - downed "Damn NFO Files" and works a treat