What is a .IP File And How To Open It – Stardock (Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .ip extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? 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 .ip file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IP file?

The file extension .IP is IconPackager Theme File. This file extension belongs to the developer Stardock. The format of this file is zip, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .ip file on 1 platform.

How to open a .IP file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the 7-Zip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Stardock IconPackager and 7-Zip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IP 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 7-Zip software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .IP file?

If you are still unable to open the .IP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .IP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ipa – Apple, .ipalias – Apple, .ipcc – Apple, .ipd – Research In Motion, .ipf – SPS. 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 .IP file with the 7-Zip, Stardock IconPackager programs on Windows.