ICN filename suffix is mostly used for Windows Icon Format files. Files with ICN extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. ICN file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 522 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use ACDSee software for managing ICN files, although 4 other programs can also handle this type of file.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support ICN files. Files with ICN suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with ICN extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ICN extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ICN files is that no program that can handle ICN files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select ACDSee or one of the recommended programs (for example, XnView, Micrografx Designer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ACDSee website and download the installer.
You still cannot access ICN files although ACDSee 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 ACDSee installed, it may not support ICN format. The latest version of ACDSee should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of ACDSee installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ICN on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ICN file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the ICN is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the ICN file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the ICN file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic ICN 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ICN extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Windows Icon Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ICN extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Windows Icon Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ICN files.
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