INF File Type- The quick facts
What are INF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an INF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an INF file?
INF files have multiple uses, and Windows Setup Info is one of them.
Windows Setup Info File
The INF file format was developed as a plain text format by Microsoft. These .inf files are also known as setup information files and are used when installing Windows applications, device drivers, and firmware components.
When a user downloads a device driver installer or a Windows application installation package, an INF file is normally included. The data stored in these .inf files are normally settings in plain text format, including directory locations of required resources, installation folders, device configurations, default settings, etc.
These .inf files can be opened using standard text editing applications like Notepad.
How to open INF files
We have identified 3 INF openers that are compatible with this specific type of INF file.
Programs that open Windows Setup Info files
Last updated: May 31, 2022
More file formats using the INF extension
Through our research of INF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- Adobe Type Manager Font Info File
- AutoRun Info File
- CP Backup Info File
- MegaPaint Info File
- OS/2 Info File
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of INF files. Remember, different programs may use INF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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