How to open IFO file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

IFO files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing IFO file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with IFO extension. However, it should be remembered that IFO file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is DVD Movie Information File Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning IFO files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with IFO extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • DVD Movie Information File Format

    .ifo file extension

    Category: Digital Video Files

    OS Software
    Windows CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Mark II CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Mark II
    Roxio Creator 2011 Roxio Creator 2011
    Corel WinDVD Pro 2010 Corel WinDVD Pro 2010
    Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Nero Multimedia Suite 10
    MAC OS Wired WiredStream Wired WiredStream
    Apple DVD Player Apple DVD Player
    Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Roxio Toast 10 Titanium
    Roxio Popcorn 4 Roxio Popcorn 4

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from IFO files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning IFO extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning IFO extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the IFO file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports IFO file extension
  • IFO file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with IFO files


If IFO file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a IFO file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open IFO file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing IFO in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit IFO format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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