ICD File Extension

ICD file icon
Installable Client Driver Format
  • Developer
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4.2 (4 votes)

What is ICD file?

Full format name of files that use ICD extension is Installable Client Driver Format. Installable Client Driver Format format was developed by Microsoft. ICD file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with ICD extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1110 various file formats. Referenced by the operating system supports ICD files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support ICD file extension

The following listing features ICD-compatible programs. ICD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ICD file

How to open file with ICD extension?

Being unable to open files with ICD extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Installable Client Driver Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ICD files.

Step 1. Download and install Referenced by the operating system

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ICD files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Referenced by the operating system or one of the recommended programs (for example, Dungeon Keeper 2) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 Referenced by the operating system installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Referenced by the operating system

If you already have Referenced by the operating system installed on your systems and ICD files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ICD files are not compatible with Referenced by the operating system. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Referenced by the operating system.

Step 3. Associate Installable Client Driver Format files with Referenced by the operating system

After installing Referenced by the operating system (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ICD files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ICD 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 Referenced by the operating system installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ICD files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ICD extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Referenced by the operating system and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ICD extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ICD file is complete and free of errors

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

1. Verify that the ICD in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the ICD 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. If the scanner detected that the ICD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the ICD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with ICD extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Installable Client Driver Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Referenced by the operating system

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Installable Client Driver Format files. It may be the case that the ICD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the ICD file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on ICD file.

Top File Extensions
Show more
File Extension of the day
dta icon


Data Format

Files with DTA extension are generic type of files used by many different applications for storing data. DTA file can contain various types of info...