INFO-18 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-18 file?

INFO-18 filename suffix is mostly used for Cygwin Info files. Cygwin Info specification was created by Red Hat, Inc.. INFO-18 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. INFO-18 file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4217 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing INFO-18 files is Cygwin. Cygwin software was developed by Red Hat, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about INFO-18 files or the Cygwin software program.

Programs which support INFO-18 file extension

Programs that can handle INFO-18 files are as follows. INFO-18 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-18 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-18 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INFO-18 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with INFO-18 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Cygwin software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports INFO-18 files installed on the 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-18 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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. Check the version of Cygwin and update if needed

You still cannot access INFO-18 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 The reason that Cygwin cannot handle files with INFO-18 may be that the software is outdated.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. Assign Cygwin to INFO-18 files

After installing Cygwin (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INFO-18 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

  • Right-click the INFO-18 file and choose Open with option
  • 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-18 files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with INFO-18 extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Cygwin and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with INFO-18 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the INFO-18 is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the INFO-18 file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The INFO-18 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the INFO-18 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the INFO-18 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the INFO-18 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with INFO-18 extension is complete and error-free

If the INFO-18 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-18 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 in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Cygwin

If the systems has insufficient resources to open INFO-18 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Cygwin Info files. It may be the case that the INFO-18 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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