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How to open .ico file extension?

File Type : Graphic file type
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .ico file extension?

.ico file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
The files that contain the .ico file extension are image container files that store icons that are used by different Windows applications like the Windows folder icons, file icons and program icons on the desktop. This format stores two bitmaps and the image mask that is used to create the icon. The ICO files can be modified to create custom icons for a Windows interface. An ICO file is similar to a Windows cursor (.CUR) file, but has a different identification byte in the header.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .ico files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Inkscape
  • IcoFX
  • Axialis IconWorkshop
  • Newera IconCool Editor
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • SibCode Sib Icon Editor
  • Program4Pc PC Icon Editor
  • IconEdit2
  • IvanView
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Apple Preview
  • Lemkesoft GraphicConverter
  • Iconographer
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP
  • Snap Converter