Did you find or received ICO file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is ICO file extension and how you can open it.

What is a ICO file ext?

The .ICO file extension is associated with Windows Icons. These can be used to display a small icon associated with a program, or for displaying the small website image that appears on a web browser.

How to open a ICO file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like ICO. When you double click on the ICO file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received ICO files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with ICO files

Scan the file
Before trying to open ICO files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open ICO files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open ICO file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to ICO by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many ICO file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension ICO you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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