Did you find or received CGI file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is CGI file extension and how you can open it.

What is a CGI file ext?

The .CGI file extension identifies a Common Gateway Interface Script file which contains instructions for a web server either in the PERL development language or in C. These files can be edited using a text editor.

How to open a CGI file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like CGI. When you double click on the CGI file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received CGI files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with CGI files

Scan the file
Before trying to open CGI files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open CGI files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open CGI file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to CGI by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many CGI file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension CGI you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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