HIC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a HIC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .HIC files.

What is a HIC file?

A .HIC file is a HomeBrew Icon file. Through our analysis of HIC files, we know that one use of the format is HomeBrew Icon. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open HIC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension HIC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different HIC openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .HIC

While HomeBrew Icon is a popular type of HIC-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .HIC extension.

The HIC file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a HIC opener may not be able to open all kinds of HIC files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited HIC viewer.

PC-Bibliothek Hierarchy Compressed

Through our analysis of HIC files, we know that one use of the format is PC-Bibliothek Hierarchy Compressed. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different HIC openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of HIC files. Remember, different programs may use HIC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Helios OrangeHelios OrangeUser submitted
EasyValveEasyValveUser submitted
Image ViewerImage ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with HIC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with HIC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!