Opening ICL files

Did your computer fail to open an ICL file? We explain what ICL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your ICL files.

What is an ICL file?

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 that are 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, he or she can select a different image from within the collection of icons in the ICL file.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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