msinfo32.exe (6.0.6002.18005) generating corrupt nfo files.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tae Song, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Tae Song

    Tae Song Guest

    Could someone with Windows Vista SP2 check MSINFO32 (6.0.6002.18005) to see
    if it's generating .nfo file properly?

    Open msinfo32, save .nfo file and try opening it.

    Tae Song, Jun 11, 2009
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  2. Yes - it does save .nfo file and opens it as well.

    Jan M. Nelken
    Jan M. Nelken, Jun 11, 2009
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  3. What error are you seeing when opening the saved .nfo file?
    Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP, Jun 12, 2009
  4. Tae Song

    Tae Song Guest

    I saved a .nfo from a computer running Vista and Microsoft System
    Information 8.0 and I tried opening it on the same computer and it says,
    "System Information cannot open this NFO file. It might be corrupt or an
    unrecognized version."

    It opens up fine though.

    I opened it up the .nfo file with a text editor. It is a XML

    I opened it up with XML Viewer and I get a invalid character was found in
    the text content.

    I'm wondering if this computer is the only one doing that.
    Tae Song, Jun 12, 2009
  5. Here you go!

    MSINFO32 and Long File Names:


    Error Message "System Information Cannot Open This NFO File":


    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Desktop Experience]
    Supporting Windows® 7, Vista & XP

    Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP, Jun 12, 2009
  6. Tae Song

    Tae Song Guest

    Thanks a lot.

    I don't know why I didn't bother searching for this problem on my own.
    Tae Song, Jun 12, 2009
  7. Tae Song

    Tae Song Guest

    Doesn't work. Anyways, it occurs even when I try to open it from inside

    I'm not trying to access it from the floppy drive. The .nfo file is my
    Documents folder on the hard drive.

    XML Viewer says there's an invalid character in the text document, but it
    doesn't tell me where it is.

    Thanks for replying, I appreciate your efforts.
    Tae Song, Jun 12, 2009
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