INFO-8 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
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    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-8 file?

Full format name of files that use INFO-8 extension is Cygwin Info. Red Hat, Inc. defined the Cygwin Info format standard. INFO-8 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with INFO-8 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4319 various file formats. Cygwin is by far the most used program for working with INFO-8 files. On the official website of Red Hat, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theCygwin software, but also about INFO-8 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support INFO-8 file extension

Programs that can handle INFO-8 files are as follows. INFO-8 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-8 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-8 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INFO-8 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with INFO-8 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-8 files.

Step 1. Install Cygwin software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports INFO-8 files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Cygwin developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Cygwin website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Cygwin to the latest version

If the problems with opening INFO-8 files still occur even after installing Cygwin, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. If you have an older version of Cygwin installed, it may not support INFO-8 format. The latest version of Cygwin should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open INFO-8 files to Cygwin

After installing Cygwin (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INFO-8 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the INFO-8 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • 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-8 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-8 extension, 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...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INFO-8 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the INFO-8 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-8 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the INFO-8 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the INFO-8 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the INFO-8 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the INFO-8 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-8 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. When downloading the file with INFO-8 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. 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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INFO-8 files. Close all running programs and try opening the INFO-8 file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Cygwin Info file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INFO-8 files.

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