What’s an “NFO” and how do I open it?

Posted on July 17, 2008. Filed under: Explanations | Tags: |

An NFO file is supplied with each release to promote the group, and give general iNFOrmation about the release, such as format, source, size, and any notes that may be of use, such as install instructions or serial numbers (for software). They are also used to recruit members and acquire hardware, bandwidth or pre-release sources for the group.

By default, at least under Windows, NFO’s are set to open using “System Information”, and when clicked generally pop up the following error:

“System Information cannot open this NFO file. It might be corrupted or an unrecognized version.”

To open an NFO, you must either use a basic text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac), or specialist software, such as DAMN NFO Viewer. The Defacto2.net NFO Tool collection lists the best tools to choose from (or to avoid), including some that will help you create one of those nice drawings found in NFO files yourself.


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If I had to recommend a specific software to read NFO, my first choice would be iNFekt for Windows. This software has the best design looking, and superb options inbuilt.

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