ITC2 File Extension

ITC2 file icon
ITunes Cover Flow Data Format 2

What is ITC2 file?

An .ITC2 is a raster image file, and the extended file name is iTunes Cover Flow Data File 2. The ITC2 file is used by the iTunes digital music player and the file contains the image and the meta data associated with the music album. The ITC2 file is similar to the ITC file and is supported in an encrypted format. Further, the ITC2 file is installed under the Album Artwork of iTunes installation.

Programs which support ITC2 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with ITC2 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with ITC2 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 ITC2 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ITC2 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ITC2 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ITC2 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install iTunes software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ITC2 files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install iTunes. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit iTunes website and download the installer.

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

You still cannot access ITC2 files although iTunes is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 ITC2 files are not compatible with iTunes. The most recent version of iTunes is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign iTunes to ITC2 files

After installing iTunes (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ITC2 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the ITC2 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the iTunes installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ITC2 files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ITC2 extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select iTunes and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ITC2 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the ITC2 is not faulty

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 ITC2 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the ITC2 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the ITC2 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the ITC2 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the ITC2 file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the ITC2 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 ITC2 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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

4. Check whether your system can handle iTunes

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ITC2 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ITunes Cover Flow Data Format 2 file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ITC2 files affecting older versions of given software.

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