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Old 04-20-02, 04:20 PM
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What are "nfo" files?

I downloaded an "ace" file, that contained a "ZIP" file, which has an "nfo" file in it with a LOT of other Zip files

When I tried to extract all the files, it said "...unkown method in "x" nfo" where "x" was the name of the nfo file

Any ideas?
Old 04-20-02, 04:41 PM
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Its just a text file ("info") that usually tells you what warez group released the program that you are pirating.
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Originally posted by juiio
Its just a text file ("info") that usually tells you what warez group released the program that you are pirating.
Well, that's one interpretation of nfo. Here's another: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q310928
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Originally posted by X
Well, that's one interpretation of nfo. Here's another: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q310928
If he was running an OS that used nfo files, teh file type would be registered, as it is registered by default on Win2k. Also, because he mentioned that the file is from an archive that he downloaded, its safe to assume which one of the two it is.
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Originally posted by juiio


If he was running an OS that used nfo files, teh file type would be registered, as it is registered by default on Win2k. Also, because he mentioned that the file is from an archive that he downloaded, its safe to assume which one of the two it is.
So what...who are you the internet police?

He asked what an nfo file was, not your rhetoric.
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Originally posted by palebluedot


So what...who are you the internet police?

He asked what an nfo file was, not your rhetoric.
Perhaps you should reread my post. I answered his question by telling him that it is just a text file. There was no rhetoric. He can make his own decisions about what he wants to do or not do.

My post to X was in response to the question of which type of nfo files that the original poster meant.

However thank you for your informative contribution to the thread.
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A .nfo file from a .zip file that was in a .ace file...

Yeah sure, it is a Win2k/XP file
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Originally posted by Real Boba Fett
A .nfo file from a .zip file that was in a .ace file...

Yeah sure, it is a Win2k/XP file
oh yeah
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oh yeah...and right click on the nfo file and click on open with. then choose notepad. then click on where it says "always use this program for the selected file type" just a little tip

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Old 04-21-02, 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by D. Pham
oh yeah...and right click on the nfo file and click on open with. then choose notepad. just a little tip
or you can create a shortcut to Notepad in your Send To
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Originally posted by zuffy


or you can create a shortcut to Notepad in your Send To
yeah, but the way i said above will allow you to permanently associate the file with notepad. you can also go to control panel>folder options>file types.
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Originally posted by D. Pham

yeah, but the way i said above will allow you to permanently associate the file with notepad. you can also go to control panel>folder options>file types.
That wouldn't be so great when you have a real system info file to load.
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That wouldn't be so great when you have a real system info file to load.
true. i've never had to load a real system info nfo. and if you did, you could just re-associate the file type.
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OK

So, from what you all said, I need to "VIEW" the nfo file with notepad and it will tell me how to combine the files that are INSIDE the "ace" file?

Well, I can view about 20 or so zip files inside the ACE file AND the 'NFO' fie, but every time I try and view or extract or copy the "nfo" file so I can view it with notepad, I get the same error

"1 Armada.ace: Unknown method in myth.nfo"


Any ideas?
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You can use WinAce to extract all the files from the ace archives, sassuming you have all the pieces.
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Originally posted by Sominex
"1 Armada.ace: Unknown method in myth.nfo"
You're not very good at this, are you?

Maybe these nice folks could help you out of your quandry.
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Originally posted by Breakfast with Girls


You're not very good at this, are you?

Maybe these nice folks could help you out of your quandry.

Since the files I am working on have nothing to do with activation I doubt they can help

You're not very good at your "detective" work are you?


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Originally posted by Sominex
Since the files I am working on have nothing to do with activation I doubt they can help

You're not very good at your "detective" work are you?
Regardless, it's obviously warez.

* Myth is a group that pirates software and games.
* NFO files are used for pirated software
* ACE files are primarily used in pirated software

I assumed it was Star Trek: Armada. Oh well, I was wrong on one point. Can't be right all the time!
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Originally posted by Breakfast with Girls


Can't be right all the time!

You certainly proved that!
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so did you finally get it to work?
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Sominex - make sure that whatever you do, you scan these downloaded files with a virus-scanner before you attempt to extract them. And if they show as "clean", extract them and then scan trhe extracted files. If you are indeed making use of the wonderful world of Usenet and p2p file-sharing (which I love), you might learn the hard way that people often disguise viruses in .ZIP files and the like.

Also, I would definitely use WinAce to extract those files. The .NFO should provide some instruction as to how to do that, or at the very least provide you with some means to use the application once it is successfully exctracted and installed - only use notepad to view, but DO NOT SET IT AS PERMANENT.
Regardless, it's obviously warez.
Not all WaReZ is bad you know...
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Originally posted by dvddude23
Not all WaReZ is bad you know...

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