What is a .NFO File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you came across a file with the .nfo extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .nfo file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .NFO file?

The file extension .NFO comes from System Information File. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The file is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .nfo file on 1 platform.

How to open a .NFO file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .NFO file on various operating systems.

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

The .nfo file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft System Information software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NFO 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

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

Still cannot open the .NFO file?

If you are still unable to open the .NFO file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NFO file.nfo – THG, .nfo – The FIEN Group, .nfo – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .NFO file with the Microsoft System Information program on Windows.