How to open INF_LOC file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

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

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

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

  • Microsoft Windows Installation Format

    .inf_loc file extension


    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows

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

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from INF_LOC 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 INF_LOC extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning INF_LOC 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 INF_LOC 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 INF_LOC file extension
  • INF_LOC 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 INF_LOC files


If INF_LOC 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 INF_LOC 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 INF_LOC 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 INF_LOC 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 INF_LOC 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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