ICO File Extension

Icon File Type

Extension .ico
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (28 Votes)
Mime Type image/x-icon
Default Program Microsoft Windows Photos
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 5/1/2022

What is a ICO File Extension?

ICO file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as Icon File. ICO has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open ICO files in Microsoft Windows Photos program.



What is a Default ICO File Name?

Favicon.ico - A file used to store a small Web site logo that may appear in various areas; a web browser, including the d&apos bar; address, web bookmark and the web page tab. If there is a favicon image on a Web site, it will appear on the left of the page; Web address when it is loaded; or which page of the Web site is loaded. The file d' image favicon.ico must be 16x16 pixels and stored in the directory root of the website so that the browser can recognize it.

Free ICO File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .ICO (Icon File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to ICO, merge, split and compare the ICO files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

ICO Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Icon File .ICO File Extensions while opening the .ICO files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open ICO Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Icon File on your system such as Microsoft Windows Photos.
  2. Associate default Microsoft Microsoft Windows Photos program for *.ico (Icon File) files.

    Associate ICO Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.ICO (e.g example.ico) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Microsoft Microsoft Windows Photos program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .ico files.

    Associate ICO Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.ICO (e.g example.ico) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Microsoft Microsoft Windows Photos program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Microsoft Windows Photos extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for ICO File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the ICO files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open ICO File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for Windows  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
Newera Graphics Converter Pro image. Newera Graphics Converter Pro 3 for Windows  Open newera website. Commercial Newera
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Windows  Open inkscape website. Open Source Inkscape
Natron image. Natron 1 for Windows  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Nero image. Nero 2019 for Windows  Open nero website. Commercial Nero
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Corel VideoStudio image. Corel VideoStudio 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Microsoft Windows Photos image. Microsoft Windows Photos 2020 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICO File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs  Open google website. Freeware Google
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for MacOs  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter image. Lemkesoft GraphicConverter 9 for MacOs  Open lemkesoft website. Shareware Lemkesoft
Newera Graphics Converter Pro image. Newera Graphics Converter Pro 3 for MacOs  Open newera website. Commercial Newera
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for MacOs  Open inkscape website. Open Source Inkscape
Natron image. Natron 1 for MacOs  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Apple Preview image. Apple Preview 10 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICO file on Linux

Software License Developer
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for Linux  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Linux  Open inkscape website. Open Source Inkscape
Natron image. Natron 1 for Linux  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICO file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web  Open google website. Freeware Google

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICO file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICO file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

ICO file extension icon image.About ICO - Icon File

FileProInfo is to help you understand about the Icon File with *.ICO suffix, and provide the complete detail as how to open, edit, convert, merge, split and compare it with other related software programs, software download links and free online apps and tools.

Our professional team members at FileProInfo have been individually researched and verified the details for ICO. We want to be 100% accurate and publish the information about file formats, tools, apps and software programs that we have tested and validated.

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Updated 5/1/2022


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