INFO-26 File Extension

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

What is INFO-26 file?

INFO-26 is a file extension commonly associated with Cygwin Info files. Red Hat, Inc. defined the Cygwin Info format standard. Files with INFO-26 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with INFO-26 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4344 various file formats. Cygwin is by far the most used program for working with INFO-26 files. Cygwin software was developed by Red Hat, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about INFO-26 files or the Cygwin software program.

Programs which support INFO-26 file extension

The following listing features INFO-26-compatible programs. Files with INFO-26 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-26 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-26 extension?

Being unable to open files with INFO-26 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with INFO-26 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-26 files.

Step 1. Get the Cygwin

Problems with opening and working with INFO-26 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INFO-26 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Cygwin developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. 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

If the problems with opening INFO-26 files still occur even after installing Cygwin, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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-26 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-26 files to Cygwin

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INFO-26 files with latest version of Cygwin you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the INFO-26 file and choose 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-26 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INFO-26 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with INFO-26 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the INFO-26 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the INFO-26 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The INFO-26 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the INFO-26 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. INFO-26 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with INFO-26 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the INFO-26 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the INFO-26 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Cygwin

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INFO-26 files. Close all running programs and try opening the INFO-26 file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Cygwin Info files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INFO-26 files.

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