INFO-2 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-2 file?

Full format name of files that use INFO-2 extension is Cygwin Info. Red Hat, Inc. defined the Cygwin Info format standard. INFO-2 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. INFO-2 file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4332 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports INFO-2 files is Cygwin. On the official website of Red Hat, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theCygwin software, but also about INFO-2 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support INFO-2 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INFO-2 files. Files with INFO-2 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-2 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-2 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INFO-2 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with INFO-2 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Cygwin

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports INFO-2 files installed on the 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. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of Cygwin

You still cannot access INFO-2 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. This can be one of the causes why INFO-2 files are not compatible with Cygwin. The most recent version of Cygwin is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open INFO-2 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-2 on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the INFO-2 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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-2 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INFO-2 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Cygwin and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INFO-2 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the INFO-2 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-2 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the INFO-2 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the INFO-2 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the INFO-2 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the INFO-2 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the INFO-2 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with INFO-2 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.

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. Check whether your system can handle Cygwin

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INFO-2 files. Close all running programs and try opening the INFO-2 file.

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

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-2 files.

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