ICW File Extension

ICW file icon
Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet Connection Wizard
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is ICW file?

ICW is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet Connection Wizard files. Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet Connection Wizard specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. Files with ICW extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with ICW extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1113 various file formats. The most popular software that supports ICW files is Microsoft Internet Explorer. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Internet Explorer software, but also about ICW and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ICW file extension

The following listing features ICW-compatible programs. Files with ICW extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support ICW file

How to open file with ICW extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ICW files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ICW extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ICW files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Internet Explorer

Problems with opening and working with ICW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ICW files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Internet Explorer developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ICW files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Internet Explorer installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer

If you already have Microsoft Internet Explorer installed on your systems and ICW files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Internet Explorer installed, it may not support ICW format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet Connection Wizard files with Microsoft Internet Explorer

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ICW with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed, check the Always use this app to open ICW files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ICW file open the file menu and choose 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ICW extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ICW 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 ICW file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the ICW file for viruses or malware

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

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

Did you receive the ICW file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 ICW extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Internet Explorer

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ICW files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet Connection Wizard files. It may be the case that the ICW files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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