INFO-12 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-12 file?

INFO-12 is a file extension commonly associated with Cygwin Info files. Red Hat, Inc. defined the Cygwin Info format standard. INFO-12 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with INFO-12 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4328 various file formats. The most popular software that supports INFO-12 files is Cygwin. Software named Cygwin was created by Red Hat, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and INFO-12 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support INFO-12 file extension

Programs that can handle INFO-12 files are as follows. Files with INFO-12 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support INFO-12 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-12 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INFO-12 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with INFO-12 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. Download and install Cygwin

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports INFO-12 files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Cygwin developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Cygwin installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Red Hat, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Cygwin to the latest version

If the problems with opening INFO-12 files still occur even after installing Cygwin, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Cygwin is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Cygwin installed, it may not support INFO-12 format. The latest version of Cygwin should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Cygwin to INFO-12 files

After installing Cygwin (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INFO-12 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INFO-12 file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Cygwin is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open INFO-12 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INFO-12 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with INFO-12 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the INFO-12 is not faulty

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-12 file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The INFO-12 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the INFO-12 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the INFO-12 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the INFO-12 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the INFO-12 file’s structure is intact

If the INFO-12 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 INFO-12 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. 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-12 files. Close all running programs and try opening the INFO-12 file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Cygwin Info 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 INFO-12 files.

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