ICE File Extension

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ICE Format Archive

What is ICE file?

ICE filename suffix is mostly used for ICE Format Archive files. Files with ICE extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with ICE extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 195 various file formats. ALZip is by far the most used program for working with ICE files. Software named ALZip was created by ESTsoft Corp.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ICE files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ICE file extension

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

Programs that support ICE file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ICE extension?

Being unable to open files with ICE extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ICE 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. Install ALZip software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ICE files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install ALZip. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ICE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download ALZip installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit ESTsoft Corp. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update ALZip to the latest version

You still cannot access ICE files although ALZip 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 ALZip installed, it may not support ICE format. The latest version of ALZip should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ICE files to ALZip

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ICE files with latest version of ALZip you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ICE file and choose Open with option
  • 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 ALZip installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ICE files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the ICE is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ICE file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the ICE is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing 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 ICE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the ICE file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with ICE 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

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

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

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ICE Format Archive file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ICE files.

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