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ICNS File Extension

ICNS file extension is created by Apple, also known as macOS Icon Resource File. ICNS 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 ICNS files in Axialis IconWorkshop program.

macOS Icon Resource File Type

macOS Icon Resource File Type
Extension .icns
Developer Apple
Popularity 4.0 (162 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Axialis IconWorkshop
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 4/1/2024

What is a ICNS File Type?

These ICNS files are usually located in the Content / Resources / Application folder. It is also referenced by the .PLIST file of the application (info.plist) using the CFBundleIconFile property.

The MacOS icons can be viewed with the program d' preview of Apple included in MacOS. ICNS supports 16x16 pixels, 32x32, 48x48, 128x128, 256x256 and 512x512 pixels, and 1024x1024 pixels from Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

The ICNS files are similar to the .ICO files used to store icons in Windows.


Free online ICNS Tools & Apps

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


ICNS Files Common Issues

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

Can't Open ICNS Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for macOS Icon Resource File on your system such as Axialis IconWorkshop.
  2. Associate default Axialis Iconworkshop Axialis IconWorkshop program for *.icns (macOS Icon Resource File) files.

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

    Associate ICNS Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.ICNS (e.g example.icns) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Axialis Iconworkshop Axialis IconWorkshop 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 .Axialis IconWorkshop extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related ICNS File Extensions

ICNS default file extension is .ICNS and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for ICNS File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the ICNS 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 ICNS File on Windows

Software License Developer
Axialis IconWorkshop image. Axialis IconWorkshop 000 for Windows Free Trial Axialis IconWorkshop
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Windows Open Source Inkscape

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

Software License Developer
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for MacOs Open Source Inkscape
Apple Preview image. Apple Preview 10 for MacOs Bundled Apple

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICNS file on Linux

Software License Developer
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Linux Open Source Inkscape

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICNS file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICNS file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ICNS 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.

ICNS file extension icon image.About ICNS - macOS Icon Resource File

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Updated 4/1/2024

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