ARCINFO is a file extension commonly associated with ArcInfo Info files. ArcInfo Info specification was created by Esri. ARCINFO files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ARCINFO file belongs to the GIS Files category just like 255 other filename extensions listed in our database. ArcInfo supports ARCINFO files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Esri developer not only will you find detailed information about theArcInfo software, but also about ARCINFO and other supported file formats.
Below is a table that list programs that support ARCINFO files. Files with ARCINFO suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with ARCINFO extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ARCINFO extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ARCINFO files.
Problems with opening and working with ARCINFO files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ARCINFO files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select ArcInfo or one of the recommended programs (for example, ERDAS IMAGINE) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading ArcInfo installed is by going to developer’s website (Esri) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access ARCINFO files although ArcInfo is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why ARCINFO files are not compatible with ArcInfo. The most recent version of ArcInfo is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing ArcInfo (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ARCINFO files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ARCINFO file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ARCINFO file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ARCINFO file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ARCINFO file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic ARCINFO file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ARCINFO extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ARCINFO files. Close all running programs and try opening the ARCINFO file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ArcInfo Info files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ARCINFO files.
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