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.
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.
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.
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.
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 The reason that Cygwin cannot handle files with INFO-1 may be that the software is outdated.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.
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
Change the default application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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