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What are ICL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ICL file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ICL files.

What is an ICL file?

ICL files have multiple uses, and Icons Library is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Icons Library

Files that contain the .icl file extension are usually associated with Windows desktop shortcuts. These files contain a collection of icons that can be used to replace the existing icons that are used for shortcuts on the user's computer desktop.

The ICL files themselves do not contain any actual program file data, just icon image files used to create a shortcut for the associated applications. For example, if a user wishes to change the icon of a particular program shortcut on his or her desktop, they can select a different image from within the collection of icons in the ICL file.

How to open ICL files

We have identified five ICL openers that are compatible with this specific type of ICL file.

Programs that open Icons Library files

Axialis IconWorkshopAxialis IconWorkshopVerified

Last updated: March 10, 2023

All known file formats using extension .ICL

While Icons Library is a popular type of ICL-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .ICL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ChemDoodle Document

ChemDoodle is a software tool for drawing chemical structures, diagrams, and figures. Chemists use it to work with scientific information and to create graphic visualizations of their chemical structures. It stores a project, which it calls a document, in a file with file extension ICL.

ICL opener for Windows

We have identified one ICL opener that is compatible with this specific type of ICL file.


Windows Icons Library

We know that one ICL format is Windows Icons Library. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

ImagineImagineUser submitted
Chasys Draw IESChasys Draw IESUser submitted
FreshViewFreshViewUser submitted
IconLoverIconLoverUser submitted
Chasys Draw IES ViewerChasys Draw IES ViewerUser submitted
Sib Icon EditorSib Icon EditorUser submitted
DaisyPictureARTISTDaisyPictureARTISTUser submitted
IconDeveloperIconDeveloperUser submitted
Axialis AX-IconsAxialis AX-IconsUser submitted
IconPackager for ObjectDesktopIconPackager for ObjectDesktopUser submitted

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