How to open 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 files.

What is an ICL file?

We know of 2 different uses of the ICL file type, one of them being Icons Library. Read the details below.

The ICL 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 an ICL opener may not be able to open all kinds of ICL files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited ICL viewer.

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.

Software that will open, convert or fix these specific ICL files

Axialis IconWorkshopAxialis IconWorkshopVerified
IcoFXIcoFXVerified
XnViewXnViewVerified
ACDSeeACDSeeVerified
IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with ICL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with ICL-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!

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.

Software that will open, convert or fix these specific ICL files

ChemDoodleChemDoodleVerified
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with ICL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
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ICL file openers, viewers, etc.

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
John Paul Chacha's Chasys Draw IESJohn Paul Chacha's Chasys Draw IESUser submitted
FreshViewFreshViewUser submitted
IconLoverIconLoverUser submitted
John Paul Chacha's Chasys Draw IES ViewerJohn Paul Chacha's Chasys 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
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with ICL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with ICL-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!