ICA File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ICA file?

ICA stands for Independent Computing Architecture. Files that contain the .ica extension are used by the Citrix application services. These files contain configuration information that allow users to store data with a link between the clients and servers. This means that a user can use a software application by connecting to a remote server without having the software actually installed on his or her computer.

A user can open an ICA Citrix file without connecting to a remote server, but they will have to have the Citrix application installed on their system in order for the file to open properly.

The .ica file extension is also commonly used by a variety of graphic applications to store bitmap graphics files created by the graphics software.

How to open ICA 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 ICA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ICA openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ICA

While we know of one file format using the .ICA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ICA file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Systweak PhotoStudioSystweak PhotoStudioUser submitted
PagisPagisUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
IQANrunIQANrunUser submitted
Black Ice Tiff ViewerBlack Ice Tiff ViewerUser submitted
Corel InfoCentralCorel InfoCentralUser submitted
VER_1VCVER_1VCUser submitted
PhotoPhiliaPhotoPhiliaUser submitted
My ViewPadMy ViewPadUser submitted
Guck malGuck malUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ICA-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 ICA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!