What is NFO? What Opens a NFO? File Format List from WhatIs.com

File Extension

NFO File Format

ASCII text-based information files

NFO is a file type used for plain ASCII text-based information. The extension name stands for “information.” Common uses for these files include data files used by Microsoft's System Information Tool, text readme files and warez information files.


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