CGI file format description
Many people share .cgi files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cgi file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cgi files.
2 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.cgi - Common Gateway Interface
The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard protocol for interfacing external application software with an information server, commonly a web server. This allows the server to pass requests from a client web browser to the external application. The web server can then return the output from the application to the web browser.
- Application files
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- Common Gateway Interface related extensions:
.cgi - RAD Studio CodeGuard Configuration
The CGI development files are related to RAD Studio. CGI file is a RAD Studio CodeGuard Configuration. The CG32.cgi file is the configuration information for CodeGuard, a utility used for tracking memory overwrites in statically linked C++ executables.
- RAD Studio
- Development files
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- RAD Studio CodeGuard Configuration related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .cgi file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cgi files. Be especially cautious with .cgi files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .cgi file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .cgi file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
cbi, sgi, gci, cyi, cti, cni, ci, cgo, cgk, vgi, cfi, gi, dgi, cvi, cri
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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