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LIC File Extension

Software License Format

What is LIC file?

Files containing the LIC format are mainly license files, utilised within a network by various applications – shareware and commercial programs. LIC file contains registration information of an application to which it refers to.

Other information about LIC files

  1. Structure of LIC files not always appear the same, due to the fact, that it may be an uncomplicated text file, or an encrypted binary file. Cyphering or encoding of LIC files occurs when the priority is to secure license rights of the referred applications.
  2. LIC files are usually provided to a user by the producer, after purchasing his software, in order for the software to be included within a valid license, files should be installed on the hard drive or they should be locally available.
  3. LIC file is generated in the moment of registering a software.

Additional function of LIC files

LIC files are used by producers also in order to restrict functionalities of a test version of a commercial software. After downloading a trial version, a LIC file is being downloaded onto the device. It enables the producer to restrict utilisation on of an application up to a specified time or defined number of uses – before purchasing a full, payed version of the program.

Programs which support LIC file extension

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

Updated: 07/27/2019

How to open file with LIC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening LIC files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with LIC files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with LIC files.

Step 1. Get the Various programs that use licensing keys

Install software to open LIC file Problems with opening and working with LIC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with LIC files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Various programs that use licensing keys or different compatible program, such as Borland C++, Visual C++, FLEXnet Manager. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Various programs that use licensing keys installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Various programs that use licensing keys

Update software that support file extension LICIf the problems with opening LIC files still occur even after installing Various programs that use licensing keys, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Various programs that use licensing keys is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Various programs that use licensing keys installed, it may not support LIC format. The most recent version of Various programs that use licensing keys is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Software License Format files with Various programs that use licensing keys

If you have the latest version of Various programs that use licensing keys installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage LIC on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with LIC file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the LIC 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 Various programs that use licensing keys is installed, check the Always use this app to open LIC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with LIC file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with LIC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with LIC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the LIC file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the LIC file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check LIC file for viruses
1. The LIC may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the LIC file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. LIC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the LIC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the LIC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Software License Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Various programs that use licensing keys

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Software License Format files. It may be the case that the LIC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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