FCGI File Extension

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FastCGI Format
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What is FCGI file?

FCGI is a file extension commonly associated with FastCGI Format files. FastCGI defined the FastCGI Format format standard. FCGI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on , Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with FCGI extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. The most popular program for handling FCGI files is Apache Web Server, but users can choose among 6 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support FCGI file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with FCGI files, divided into 4 categories based on operating system on which they are available. FCGI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support FCGI file

How to open file with FCGI extension?

Being unable to open files with FCGI extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with FCGI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Apache Web Server

Install software to open FCGI file Problems with opening and working with FCGI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FCGI files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Apache Web Server or different compatible program, such as Coda, Microsoft IIS, FastCGI. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Apache Web Server website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Apache Web Server to the latest version

Update software that support file extension FCGIIf you already have Apache Web Server installed on your systems and FCGI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why FCGI files are not compatible with Apache Web Server. The latest version of Apache Web Server should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open FCGI files to Apache Web Server

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FCGI files with latest version of Apache Web Server you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with FCGI file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the FCGI file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Apache Web Server installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FCGI files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with FCGI file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with FCGI extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FCGI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the FCGI file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper FCGI file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check FCGI file for viruses
1. Verify that the FCGI in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FCGI file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the FCGI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the FCGI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with FCGI extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the FastCGI Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Apache Web Server

If the systems has insufficient resources to open FCGI files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with FastCGI Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FCGI files.

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