INFO-5 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-5 file?

Full format name of files that use INFO-5 extension is Cygwin Info. Red Hat, Inc. defined the Cygwin Info format standard. INFO-5 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with INFO-5 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4342 various file formats. The software recommended for managing INFO-5 files is Cygwin. Cygwin software was developed by Red Hat, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about INFO-5 files or the Cygwin software program.

Programs which support INFO-5 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INFO-5 files. Files with INFO-5 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support INFO-5 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-5 extension?

Problems with accessing INFO-5 may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Cygwin Info files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Cygwin

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports INFO-5 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. 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. Update Cygwin to the latest version

If you already have Cygwin installed on your systems and INFO-5 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Cygwin installed, it may not support INFO-5 format. The latest version of Cygwin should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Cygwin Info files with Cygwin

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INFO-5 files with latest version of Cygwin you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INFO-5 file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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-5 files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INFO-5 file and 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-5 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the INFO-5 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-5 file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the INFO-5 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the INFO-5 file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the INFO-5 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic INFO-5 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with INFO-5 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Cygwin Info file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run 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-5 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Cygwin Info file. It may be the case that the INFO-5 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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