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IMS File Extension

IconForge Create Executable Library Data
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    CursorArts Company
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What is IMS file?

IMS files can be used to store data libraries for IconForge, an application for creating and editing application icons developed by CursorArts for Microsoft Windows systems. IconForge was capable of managing icons on Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 systems.

IconForge for system graphics

User can use IconForge to create new system graphics for operating systems. The program offers tools to extract icons or other graphical elements for files and applications, for example EXE, DLL, ICO, ANI, or CUR files. Created icons can be exported to such popular formats asJPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Windows 8 and higher are not compatible wt IconForge. Create Executable Library Data files are no longer used.

Programs which support IMS file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IMS files. Files with IMS 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 IMS file

Windows Windows

Updated: 05/02/2023

How to open file with IMS extension?

Problems with accessing IMS may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to IconForge Create Executable Library Data 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 IMS files.

Step 1. Download and install IconForge

Install software to open IMS file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IMS files is that no program that can handle IMS files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download IconForge and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IMS files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download IconForge installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit CursorArts Company website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension IMSIf the problems with opening IMS files still occur even after installing IconForge, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of IconForge is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why IMS files are not compatible with IconForge. The latest version of IconForge should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate IconForge Create Executable Library Data files with IconForge

After installing IconForge (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IMS files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with IMS file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the IMS file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where IconForge is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IMS files and clicking OK.
Associate software with IMS file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IMS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select IconForge and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IMS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the IMS for 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 IMS file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check IMS file for viruses
1. Verify that the IMS in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the IMS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the IMS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the IMS 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. When downloading the file with IMS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. 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 IconForge

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

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 IconForge Create Executable Library Data 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 IMS files.

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