How to open a file with .ico extension?

File Type : Graphic file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .ico file

Searching for the right program to open .ico files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .ico file extension?

The files that contain the .ico file extension are image container files that store icons that are used by different Windows applications like the Windows folder icons, file icons and program icons on the desktop. This format stores two bitmaps and the image mask that is used to create the icon. The ICO files can be modified to create custom icons for a Windows interface. An ICO file is similar to a Windows cursor (.CUR) file, but has a different identification byte in the header.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open icofiles:

  • Inkscape
  • IcoFX
  • Axialis IconWorkshop
  • Newera IconCool Editor
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • SibCode Sib Icon Editor
  • Program4Pc PC Icon Editor
  • IconEdit2
  • IvanView
  • GIMP
  • Apple Preview
  • Lemkesoft GraphicConverter
  • Iconographer
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP
  • Snap Converter
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP