ICAP File Extension

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InCopy Package Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is ICAP file?

ICAP filename suffix is mostly used for InCopy Package Format files. InCopy Package Format specification was created by Adobe Systems. Files with ICAP extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. ICAP file belongs to the Layout Files category just like 137 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ICAP files is Adobe InCopy, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named Adobe InCopy was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ICAP files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ICAP file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ICAP files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ICAP suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ICAP file

How to open file with ICAP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ICAP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ICAP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Adobe InCopy

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ICAP files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Adobe InCopy 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 Adobe InCopy installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Adobe InCopy to the latest version

If you already have Adobe InCopy installed on your systems and ICAP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Adobe InCopy cannot handle files with ICAP may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Adobe InCopy.

Step 3. Associate InCopy Package Format files with Adobe InCopy

If you have the latest version of Adobe InCopy installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ICAP on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ICAP file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Adobe InCopy installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ICAP files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ICAP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ICAP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the ICAP for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ICAP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The ICAP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ICAP file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the ICAP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the ICAP file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the ICAP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the ICAP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the InCopy Package Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe InCopy

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with InCopy Package Format file. It may be the case that the ICAP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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