INFO-1 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-1 file?

INFO-1 filename suffix is mostly used for Cygwin Info files. Red Hat, Inc. defined the Cygwin Info format standard. Files with INFO-1 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with INFO-1 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4321 various file formats. The most popular software that supports INFO-1 files is Cygwin. Cygwin software was developed by Red Hat, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about INFO-1 files or the Cygwin software program.

Programs which support INFO-1 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INFO-1 files. Files with INFO-1 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support INFO-1 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-1 extension?

Problems with accessing INFO-1 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with INFO-1 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Cygwin

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INFO-1 files is that no program that can handle INFO-1 files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Cygwin. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Cygwin installed is by going to developer’s website (Red Hat, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Cygwin and update if needed

You still cannot access INFO-1 files although Cygwin is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Cygwin cannot handle files with INFO-1 may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Cygwin is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open INFO-1 files to Cygwin

After installing Cygwin (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INFO-1 files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the INFO-1 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Cygwin installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open INFO-1 files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INFO-1 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INFO-1 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the INFO-1 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 INFO-1 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the INFO-1 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the INFO-1 file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the INFO-1 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the INFO-1 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic INFO-1 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. When downloading the file with INFO-1 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Cygwin Info file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Cygwin

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INFO-1 files. Close all running programs and try opening the INFO-1 file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Cygwin Info file. It may be the case that the INFO-1 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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