INFO-17 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-17 file?

INFO-17 filename suffix is mostly used for Cygwin Info files. Cygwin Info specification was created by Red Hat, Inc.. INFO-17 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. INFO-17 file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4344 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing INFO-17 files is Cygwin. Cygwin software was developed by Red Hat, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about INFO-17 files or the Cygwin software program.

Programs which support INFO-17 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INFO-17 files. Files with INFO-17 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-17 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-17 extension?

Problems with accessing INFO-17 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with INFO-17 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with INFO-17 files.

Step 1. Get the Cygwin

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INFO-17 files is that no program that can handle INFO-17 files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Cygwin and install it on your device. 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. Update Cygwin to the latest version

If you already have Cygwin installed on your systems and INFO-17 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Cygwin installed, it may not support INFO-17 format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Cygwin.

Step 3. Set the default application to open INFO-17 files to Cygwin

If you have the latest version of Cygwin installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage INFO-17 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the INFO-17 file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • 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-17 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INFO-17 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INFO-17 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the INFO-17 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the INFO-17 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the INFO-17 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the INFO-17 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 scanner detected that the INFO-17 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with INFO-17 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the INFO-17 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-17 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open INFO-17 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Cygwin Info files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INFO-17 files affecting older versions of given software.

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