INF_LOC filename suffix is mostly used for Windows Driver Information Cache Format files. Windows Driver Information Cache Format format was developed by Microsoft. INF_LOC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with INF_LOC extension are categorized as System Files files. The System Files subset comprises 298 various file formats. Microsoft Windows is by far the most used program for working with INF_LOC files. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Windows software, but also about INF_LOC and other supported file formats.
Below is a table that list programs that support INF_LOC files. INF_LOC files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing INF_LOC may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Windows Driver Information Cache Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with INF_LOC files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INF_LOC files is that no program that can handle INF_LOC files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Windows and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Windows installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Microsoft Windows installed on your systems and INF_LOC 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. If you have an older version of Microsoft Windows installed, it may not support INF_LOC format. The most recent version of Microsoft Windows is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Microsoft Windows installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage INF_LOC on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the INF_LOC file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the INF_LOC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the INF_LOC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the INF_LOC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. If the INF_LOC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
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 Windows Driver Information Cache Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with INF_LOC extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Windows Driver Information Cache Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INF_LOC files.
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