What is a .ICONSET File And How To Open It – Apple (Visual Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .iconset extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .iconset file extension and how to open it.

What is a .ICONSET file?

The .ICONSET file extension comes from Mac OS X Icon Set Folder. The developer of this file extension is Apple. The file is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .iconset file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ICONSET file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .ICONSET file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ICONSET file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .iconset file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Iconset Generator software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Xcode, Apple Terminal and Iconset Generator.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ICONSET 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Iconset Generator software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ICONSET file?

If you cannot open the .ICONSET file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .ICONSET file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .icontainer – Panic, .icpr – Aha-Soft, .icr – Bolide Software, .ics – Internet Engineering Task Force, .ics – Sony. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ICONSET file with the Iconset Generator, Apple Xcode, Apple Terminal programs on Mac.