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Informations about the INF filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .inf filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .inf file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.inf - Setup Information File

The INF file is a Other file, which is connected to the Setup Information File according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Setup Information File (.inf) files can be opened or converted with the help of Windows Installer.

Format description:
INF format
Category:
Other
Application:
Windows Installer
Mime-type:
application/x-inf
Magic string:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Related links:
Inf-Tool
Related extensions:
.idt
Windows Installer Exported Database
.ipi
Microsoft Windows Installer Data
.msi
Microsoft Windows Installer Package
.msm
Microsoft Windows Merge Module
.msp
Microsoft Windows Installer Patch
.mst
Microsoft Windows Installer Transform

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .inf file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .inf extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .inf files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .inf file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .inf file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .inf file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .inf file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .inf extension

The .inf filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .inf files.

unf, ibf, lnf, inv, ing, inc, in, ijf, igf, if, nif, knf, int, ind, inb

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .inf file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .inf extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

.ibf
Instant Backup Archive
.ing
MasterCook Ingredients Data
.inc
POV-Ray Include File
.unf
Universal NES Image Format ROM
.imf
IncrediMail Letter File
.int
Molpro Permanent Integral Data

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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