INFO-16 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
  • Developer
    Red Hat, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is INFO-16 file?

Full format name of files that use INFO-16 extension is Cygwin Info. Cygwin Info format was developed by Red Hat, Inc.. INFO-16 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. INFO-16 file format, along with 4332 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. Cygwin is by far the most used program for working with INFO-16 files. Software named Cygwin was created by Red Hat, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and INFO-16 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support INFO-16 file extension

The following listing features INFO-16-compatible programs. INFO-16 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support INFO-16 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-16 extension?

Problems with accessing INFO-16 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with INFO-16 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with INFO-16 files.

Step 1. Install Cygwin software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INFO-16 files is that no program that can handle INFO-16 files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Cygwin and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support INFO-16 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Cygwin website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Cygwin

You still cannot access INFO-16 files although Cygwin is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Cygwin cannot handle files with INFO-16 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Cygwin should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Cygwin Info files with Cygwin

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INFO-16 files with latest version of Cygwin you have installed 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.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INFO-16 file
  • 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 Cygwin installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open INFO-16 files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INFO-16 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 INFO-16 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the INFO-16 file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the INFO-16 file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the INFO-16 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the INFO-16 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the INFO-16 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. INFO-16 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the INFO-16 file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the INFO-16 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with INFO-16 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 Cygwin Info file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Cygwin

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with INFO-16 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INFO-16 files affecting older versions of given software.

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