What are ICON files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ICON file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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!

How to open ICON files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ICON file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ICON file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 17 different ICON openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

GIMPGIMPUser submitted
Movie MakerMovie MakerUser submitted
ImageMagickImageMagickUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
UntisUntisUser submitted
PhotoOnPhotoOnUser submitted
Apowersoft Photo ViewerApowersoft Photo ViewerUser submitted
AnvSoft DVD Burning XpressAnvSoft DVD Burning XpressUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
Embarcadero RadPHP XE2Embarcadero RadPHP XE2User submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
Click & Create Stand Alone ApplicationClick & Create Stand Alone ApplicationUser submitted
GraphicsMagickGraphicsMagickUser submitted
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
SingularLogic Report ViewerSingularLogic Report ViewerUser submitted
Center@Mail.Ru - EUCenter@Mail.Ru - EUUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Bitberry File Opener. It can open 410 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Bitberry File Opener here.

Help us help others

File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about ICON file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at submit@file.org to discuss further.