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 PostPost subject: .nfo files question        Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:22 pm 
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Why is it say if someone leaks something like a Longhorn/7 build, if they provide a text file with the iso explaining about the leak, the file can't be .txt, it has to be .nfo? I thought .nfo files open with System Information utility. And if I click one of the .nfo files, it says it can't recognize the file and I have to right-click and go to Open-with and select Notepad.

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NFO = Info.

It isn't specific to just Windows.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:50 pm 
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.nfo files were used on BBS file sharing way back in the day. This is just keeping the same practice in a different medium.


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So, if someone going to leak something new, and they provide an information file, is it mandatory to save as a .nfo file?

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Do what you like, nfo, txt, doc, pdf whatever. Nothing is 'manditory' unless you're part of some anal scene group.


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you can make the info file in any file type, but nfo is the common standard in the scene..


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:02 pm 
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Its just there is certain rules about when something new gets leaked to here, say for example the iso file has to be put in RAR file before beign uploaded to the server.

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It's common practice. .nfo orignated long before windows even came around let alone the sysinfo tool. It's kind of like having turkey on thanksgiving, everyone does it because the pilgrims made it a tridition.


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Yes, that's why I install DAMN NFO Viewer so i can view all the asciiart :p - seriously, who uses msinfo32.exe for saving .nfo ? :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:00 am 
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OG wrote:
Do what you like, nfo, txt, doc, pdf whatever. Nothing is 'manditory' unless you're part of some anal scene group.


Ok, this made me laugh.


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Its just that the information file for the Windows Neptune leak isn't saved as a .nfo file.

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squidward_ wrote:
Its just that the information file for the Windows Neptune leak isn't saved as a .nfo file.


God damn dude, get the clue. There all nothing but text, I could name a text file that had info in it info.loldongs and it would work just fine.


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OP: You do know that you can open .nfo with both Notepad and WordPad on Windows, right? I can't imagine other basic text editors on other Operating Systems putting up a fuss. The ASCII art always looks just fine to me.


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Yes, I do know I can open the file with notepad/wordpad, but I thought that if the file is saved as .nfo and it tries to open with msinfo, it may confuse a few people.

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There is also *Insert D World Here* NFO Reader that'll associate .nfo files automatically

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It's not like associating NFO files with Notepad takes more than 5 seconds or so.


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squidward_ wrote:
Yes, I do know I can open the file with notepad/wordpad, but I thought that if the file is saved as .nfo and it tries to open with msinfo, it may confuse a few people.


People that get confused with that, shouldn't be in "the scene".


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