INFO-3 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-3 file?

Full format name of files that use INFO-3 extension is Cygwin Info. Red Hat, Inc. defined the Cygwin Info format standard. INFO-3 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. INFO-3 file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4360 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing INFO-3 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-3 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support INFO-3 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INFO-3 files. INFO-3 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-3 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-3 extension?

Being unable to open files with INFO-3 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with INFO-3 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. Download and install Cygwin

Problems with opening and working with INFO-3 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INFO-3 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. Check the version of Cygwin and update if needed

If the problems with opening INFO-3 files still occur even after installing Cygwin, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why INFO-3 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-3 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INFO-3 files with latest version of Cygwin you have installed 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.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the INFO-3 file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Cygwin is installed, check the Always use this app to open INFO-3 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with INFO-3 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Cygwin and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with INFO-3 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the INFO-3 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-3 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The INFO-3 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the INFO-3 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the INFO-3 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with INFO-3 extension is complete and error-free

If the INFO-3 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-3 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Cygwin Info file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Cygwin

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INFO-3 files. Close all running programs and try opening the INFO-3 file.

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. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INFO-3 files.

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