You may have come across NFO and DIZ files and possibly wondered what they were for. Normally NFO files are associated with the Microsoft Info Viewer. You will almost always get these files if you’ve downloaded ASCII art or software from warez sites.
What are NFO and DIZ files?
These are text files with a different extension and usually some ASCII art.
The .nfo file is a text file with a width restricted to 80 characters. It has all the information about the application or game, including burn or installs instructions and a serial number if needed. You can open it in a Notepad.
The .diz file is like a file tag, usually with the application name and the release group’s name. If you right-click and open it in notepad, you can see the text and read about the program.
But to see the full beauty of these files, you need a special font that displays the ASCII properly. It would be best if you used an NFO and DIZ Viewer.
NFO and DIZ Viewers
If you wish to remove these two files, go ahead and do so. If your junk remover does not identify these as junk, you can search for *.nfo or *.diz and delete them physically.
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What is the full form of NFO?
It’s an acronym or short form for info or information. You can also open these text files in notepad, but the ASCII formatting may not look so beautiful. These are harmless files and can be opened in any standard text editor.
What is the full form of DIZ?
The full form is Description in Zipfile. It is also an information file, but it details the content of the archive to which it belongs. No, it doesn’t list the file’s name, only a brief description of what is inside the ZIP file.