How to open ICON files

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

What is an ICON file?

The ICON file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the ICON file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the ICON file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about ICON files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Generic ICON

These apps are known to open certain types of ICON files. Since many different programs may use ICON files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific ICON file.

ImageMagickImageMagickVerified
Windows LiveR Movie MakerWindows LiveR Movie MakerUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Movie MakerMovie MakerUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Parallels Tools CenterParallels Tools CenterUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
PhotoOnPhotoOnUser submitted
AnvSoft DVD Burning XpressAnvSoft DVD Burning XpressUser submitted
FuturaFuturaUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
Embarcadero RadPHP XE2Embarcadero RadPHP XE2User submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
Apowersoft Photo ViewerApowersoft Photo ViewerUser submitted
progeCADprogeCADUser submitted
Center@Mail.Ru - EUCenter@Mail.Ru - EUUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with ICON-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 ICON-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!