If you've downloaded at least one scene release, you are sure to have come across an .NFO file. Scene groups use .NFO files to relay release info, group info, install notes, serial numbers and ASCII art. If you are a Windows user, double clicking the .NFO file will cause "Windows System Information" to load and display an error message. This is because .NFO files are set to open with MSInfo32 by default. You will be able to see the contents of the .NFO file if you use open with command and load it with any text editor. Well even Notepad works but you will soon see that it blows. DAMN .NFO viewer is a free (as if it matters anyway) utlity which allows you easily view .NFO files in a Windows environment.
- Hyperlinks / Email addresses autodetection
The viewer automatically detects hyperlinks / email addresses and shows them as clickable shortcuts.
- Customizable appearance
You can set text/background colors, colors for hyperlinks and hovered hyperlinks, whether or not you want hyperlinks to be underlined, and choose between 3 built-in fonts, available in different sizes.
- Word Wrap
You can switch between word wrap, character wrap and no wrap.
- Shell integration
The Viewer can be set as the default application to open files with .nfo and .diz extensions. You get fancy file icons as a bonus.
- Smart line breaks handling
Unix style line breaks are supported (that is, you won't notice any difference). Moreover, the Viewer correctly displays files with doubled/tripled/etc. (e.g. because of improper multiple Unix<->Windows conversions) line breaks.
- Unicode support
Unicode version of the program is installed automatically if the operation system supports it. Unicode version provides better support for multilingual user interface.
When this feature is on, text gets copied to clipboard automatically after you have finished selecting it (released shift key or left mouse button). After the selected text has been copied, the selected area will flash shortly and the text will get deselected (so for those who thought it's a bug: it is not).
- Direct Scroll mode
In this mode there's no caret so you can't select text with keyboard, but you can navigate through file contents more easily (like in your browser). Turning it off makes it more like viewing a file in a text editor.
- Most Recently Viewed nfos list (accessible via menu or Alt+R)
- Drag&Drop support
How to get it
The installer is a small 265Kb file. It should download in a jiffy.
Get DAMN .NFO Viewer 2.10RC3: Download Now! (Softpedia Mirror)