IP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an IP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .IP files.

What is an IP file?

Files that contain the .ip file extension are most commonly used by the IconPackager custom desktop theme software program.

IconPackager is used to create and save custom desktop themes that change the look and feel of the Windows environment on a user's computer. For example, if a user downloaded an "astral" theme the icons included with the theme might contain a star icon for the cursor and a background of the night sky.

The IP files that are associated with this software contain a package of icons that have been saved to create a desktop theme by this application in a compressed zip format. These themes can be purchased online or can be downloaded from freeware websites.

How to open IP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension IP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different IP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension IP

While we know of one file format using the .IP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .IP file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with IP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!