IC3 File Extension

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High Resolution Imagic Graphics Format

What is IC3 file?

IC3 is a file extension commonly associated with High Resolution Imagic Graphics Format files. High Resolution Imagic Graphics Format specification was created by Atari. Files with IC3 extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS platform. IC3 file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 363 other filename extensions listed in our database. GraphicConverter is by far the most used program for working with IC3 files.

Programs which support IC3 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IC3 files. IC3 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IC3 file

How to open file with IC3 extension?

Problems with accessing IC3 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with IC3 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install GraphicConverter software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IC3 files is that no program that can handle IC3 files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download GraphicConverter and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download GraphicConverter installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update GraphicConverter to the latest version

You still cannot access IC3 files although GraphicConverter is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of GraphicConverter installed, it may not support IC3 format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using GraphicConverter.

Step 3. Assign GraphicConverter to IC3 files

If you have the latest version of GraphicConverter installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IC3 on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IC3 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where GraphicConverter is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IC3 files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IC3 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IC3 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the IC3 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IC3 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the IC3 file for viruses or malware

If the IC3 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. IC3 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with IC3 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic IC3 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with IC3 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the High Resolution Imagic Graphics Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle GraphicConverter

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IC3 files. Close all running programs and try opening the IC3 file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with High Resolution Imagic Graphics Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IC3 files affecting older versions of given software.

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