File Extension IFO

  • Full name
    DVD Movie Information File Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a IFO file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a IFO file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your IFO file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


As a standard ending IFO is used on DVDs. These files contain information about the structure of the respective DVD, such as the navigation, the chapters and data streams. These files are automatically generated by a DVD authoring or video editing program when creating a DVD.

To process or edit them individually does not make sense. They belong to a set called VTS that always includes vob and bup files.

Programs which can open a IFO file

How to open a IFO file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the IFO file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a IFO file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support IFO files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a IFO file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all IFO files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with IFO there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the IFO file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the IFO file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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