The files that comprise of the .ICO file format are basically the image container files that are useful in storing the icons used by various Windows programs like the program icons, file icons and Windows folder icons that appear on a user's desktop.
The .ICO file extension is not itself an image file. It mainly is a container file that is beneficial to store the image mask and two bitmaps that are used in the creation of an icon that is later saved in the file. The files can also be modified to create customized icons for Windows interface and often can be downloaded.
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the ICO extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of ICO file conversion to a different format.
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the ICO file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the ICO file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the ICO file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the ICO file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the ICO file should be solved.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the ICO file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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