What is a .ICA File And How To Open It – Citrix (Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ica extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ica file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ICA file?

The file extension .ICA is Citrix ICA File. This file extension was developed by Citrix. This settings related file is in text format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ica file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .ICA file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .ICA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ICA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .ica file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Citrix Receiver software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ICA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Citrix Receiver software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ICA file on Mac

To open the .ica file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Citrix Receiver software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Citrix Receiver software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ICA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Citrix Receiver software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ICA file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ica file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Citrix Receiver software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Citrix Receiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ICA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Citrix Receiver software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .ICA file on Android

The .ica file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .ICA file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Citrix Receiver software and install it. You could also download the Citrix Receiver software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .ICA file on iOS

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ica file on iOS in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Citrix Receiver software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. The other software that opens the .ica file on iOS is Citrix Receiver. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .ICA file?

If you cannot open the .ICA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ICA file.ical – iCalendar File, .icalendar – iCalendar File, .icalevent – Apple, .icaltodo – Apple, .icap – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ICA file with the Citrix Receiver program on Windows, Citrix Receiver program on Mac, Citrix Receiver software on Linux, Citrix Receiver software on Android and Citrix Receiver software on iOS.