ICHAT File Extension

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IChat Saved Chat Log
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What is ICHAT file?

Full format name of files that use ICHAT extension is IChat Saved Chat Log. IChat Saved Chat Log format was developed by Apple. ICHAT file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS system platform. ICHAT file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1325 other filename extensions listed in our database. iChat is by far the most used program for working with ICHAT files. Software named iChat was created by Apple, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ICHAT files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ICHAT file extension

Programs that can handle ICHAT files are as follows. Files with ICHAT 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 ICHAT file


How to open file with ICHAT extension?

Problems with accessing ICHAT may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to IChat Saved Chat Log 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 ICHAT files.

Step 1. Install iChat software

Problems with opening and working with ICHAT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ICHAT files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install iChat. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ICHAT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit iChat website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of iChat

If the problems with opening ICHAT files still occur even after installing iChat, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of iChat is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that iChat cannot handle files with ICHAT may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of iChat should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ICHAT files to iChat

If you have the latest version of iChat installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ICHAT on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

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 ICHAT file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where iChat is installed, check the Always use this app to open ICHAT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ICHAT file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 ICHAT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

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 ICHAT file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the ICHAT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the ICHAT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic ICHAT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 ICHAT 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run iChat

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ICHAT files. Close all running programs and try opening the ICHAT 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 IChat Saved Chat Log files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the ICHAT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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