INFO-9 File Extension

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Cygwin Info
  • Developer
    Red Hat, Inc.
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What is INFO-9 file?

INFO-9 is a file extension commonly associated with Cygwin Info files. Cygwin Info format was developed by Red Hat, Inc.. Files with INFO-9 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with INFO-9 extension are categorized as Various Files files. The Various Files subset comprises 3591 various file formats. The most popular software that supports INFO-9 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-9 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support INFO-9 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INFO-9 files. INFO-9 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-9 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INFO-9 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INFO-9 files on given system. 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. Get the Cygwin

Problems with opening and working with INFO-9 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INFO-9 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 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

You still cannot access INFO-9 files although Cygwin is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why INFO-9 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. Associate Cygwin Info files with Cygwin

If you have the latest version of Cygwin installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage INFO-9 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INFO-9 file
  • 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-9 files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INFO-9 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...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INFO-9 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the INFO-9 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the INFO-9 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the INFO-9 file for viruses or malware

If the INFO-9 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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-9 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-9 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-9 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open 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-9 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

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-9 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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