INFO-20 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-20 file?

Full format name of files that use INFO-20 extension is Cygwin Info. Cygwin Info specification was created by Red Hat, Inc.. Files with INFO-20 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. INFO-20 file format, along with 4224 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports INFO-20 files is Cygwin. Cygwin software was developed by Red Hat, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about INFO-20 files or the Cygwin software program.

Programs which support INFO-20 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INFO-20 files. INFO-20 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-20 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-20 extension?

Being unable to open files with INFO-20 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with INFO-20 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. Get the Cygwin

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INFO-20 files is that no program that can handle INFO-20 files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Cygwin. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of Cygwin

If the problems with opening INFO-20 files still occur even after installing Cygwin, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. This can be one of the causes why INFO-20 files are not compatible with Cygwin. 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. Assign Cygwin to INFO-20 files

After installing Cygwin (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INFO-20 files. 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

  • Right-click the INFO-20 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-20 files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INFO-20 file open the file menu and choose 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INFO-20 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the INFO-20 for errors

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-20 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the INFO-20 file for viruses or malware

If the INFO-20 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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-20 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with INFO-20 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic INFO-20 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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-20 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with INFO-20 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INFO-20 files affecting older versions of given software.

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