LIC File - opening and understanding

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

What is a LIC file?

Files that contain the .lic file extension are license files that are used for a variety of different software applications.

An LIC file will usually contain the registration information that pertains to the software application that is associated with it. These files are commonly used with shareware applications.

An LIC file is created when a user registers the application with the software company he or she downloaded the software from.

LIC files are often encrypted or encoded so as not to jeopardize the license rights of the associated software programs, although they are sometimes saved in a simple text-based format.

How to open LIC 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 LIC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different LIC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension LIC

While we know of one file format using the .LIC 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 .LIC file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
VenusVenusUser submitted
e/pop Professionale/pop ProfessionalUser submitted
Taie ModuleTaie ModuleUser submitted
Datamine License ManagerDatamine License ManagerUser submitted
Studio ftn ActivateStudio ftn ActivateUser submitted
MultiExtractor ApplicationMultiExtractor ApplicationUser submitted
Find-itFind-itUser submitted
STK License ManagerSTK License ManagerUser submitted
MultiExtractorMultiExtractorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LIC-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 LIC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!