File Extension INF

.INF File

File extension: INF
File type: Information or Setup File
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Notes about the INF file extension:



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The INF file type is primarily associated with 'Information or Setup File'. A text file that specifies the files needed for installing a specific piece of software or plug-in. The file is not platform specific. INF-Tool is a special Setup Program and INF Generator for Windows. Note: This file type can become infected and should be carefully scanned if someone sends you a file with this extension.

Detailed information for file extension INF:


Primary association: Information or Setup File
File classification: Text
Mime type: text/inf, application/x-setupscript
Program ID: inffile
Related links: Using INF Files, About INF File Architecture, INF-Tool

Other applications associated with file type INF:

  • Autorun FileAs in AUTORUN.INF, auto-start file for a CD-ROM. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 5B 61 75 74 6F 72 75 6E 5D 0D 0A , ASCII: [autorun]
  • BLUEWAVE Information File
  • OS/2 2.0 Information Presentation Facility (IPF) Data Format (OS/2 PTR file : Cursor image file)
  • OS/2 Buch Hypertext Help System File
  • Pro/ENGINEER (Temporary File) by PTCPro/ENGINEER is a 3D product design product, featuring productivity tools that promote best practices in design while ensuring compliance with your industry and company standards. These files appear and disappear at various times when using Pro/ENGINEER. They are part of what PTC collectively calls "turd" files and the display of them in the program can be turned off in the options.
  • Type 1 LaserJet Font Information FileUsed by soft font installers.
  • Type Manager (Font Information) by Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))

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Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .INF

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: inifile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\dllcache\notepad.exe %1

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: Y:\Object Desktop\Object Edit\oe.exe %1

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1

ProgramID: Hackman.INIEditor
EXEFile: notepad.exe %1

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Bred2r\Bred2r.exe %1

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Scintilla Text Editor\SciTE.exe

ProgramID: inf.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\DriverMAGIC Pro\DriverMAGIC_Pro.exe %1

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Bred3\Bred3_2k.exe %1

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\NOTEPAD2.EXE

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\_PCUtils\Apps\EmEditor\EmEditor.exe

ProgramID: inffile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\SysWow64\NOTEPAD.EXE


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