What is a .ICN File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .icn extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .icn file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ICN file?

The .ICN file extension is from Windows Icon File. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .icn file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ICN file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .ICN file on your operating system/device.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .icn file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use XnViewMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ICN file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ICN file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .icn file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ICN 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 right click on your file and choose “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 XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ICN file?

If you are still unable to open the .ICN file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ICN file.icns – Apple, .ico – Microsoft, .icon – Icon Image File, .iconpackage – Stardock, .iconset – Apple. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ICN file with the XnViewMP program on Windows and XnViewMP program on Mac.