What is a .IFO File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ifo extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ifo file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IFO file?

The file extension .IFO stands for DVD-Video Disc Information File. The format of this video related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .ifo file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .IFO file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .IFO file on various operating systems.

How to open a .IFO file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ifo file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the HandBrake software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Windows Media Player, Corel WinDVD Pro 12, Gretech GOM Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, Kodi and HandBrake software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IFO file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the HandBrake software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IFO file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ifo file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the HandBrake software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Apple DVD Player, Roxio Popcorn, VideoLAN VLC media player, Kodi and HandBrake software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IFO file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the HandBrake software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .IFO file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ifo file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the HandBrake software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player, Kodi and HandBrake.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .IFO file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the HandBrake software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .IFO file?

If you cannot open the .IFO file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .IFO file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ifp – Rockstar Games, .ifs – InfoSlips, .ifw – PCS Systemtechnik, .igb – Intrinsic Graphics, .igc – IGC. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .IFO file with the HandBrake, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Corel WinDVD Pro 12, Gretech GOM Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, Kodi programs on Windows, HandBrake, Apple DVD Player, Roxio Popcorn, VideoLAN VLC media player, Kodi programs on Mac and HandBrake, VideoLAN VLC media player, Kodi software on Linux.