.ICON File Extension

File Type:
Icon Image File

Having trouble opening .icon extension? Don't panic! This page explains what icon files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open icon files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a ICON file?

Icon file extension has Icon Image file type, which is associated with the "raster image files" category.

These files store image information for computer icons that represent applications, files, folders, and so on. Usually, they are saved as miniature bitmap images from 16x16 to 256x256 pixels. Icon files in Windows use the .ICO extension, while Macintosh icon files have the .ICNS extension.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

icon file icon
File Type:
Icon Image File
Raster Image Files

How to open ICON file?

Double click the icon file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .icon extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the icon extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the icon file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ICON files

  • Windows Windows
    • Icon Craft Icon Craft
    • IconoMaker IconoMaker
    • Icon Processor Icon Processor
    • Perfect Icon Perfect Icon
    • Adobe Photoshop (with Iconfactory IconBuilder plugin) Adobe Photoshop (with Iconfactory IconBuilder plugin)
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple Icon Composer Apple Icon Composer
    • Adobe Photoshop (with Iconfactory IconBuilder plugin) Adobe Photoshop (with Iconfactory IconBuilder plugin)
  • Linux Linux

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the icon file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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