What is ICON file?
An Icon file is an extension created by the Windows operating system to create shortcuts of various types. These Icons can be used as icons of any website, folder, application or anything else. ICON files are mostly used on Microsoft Windows operating systems. They are named with a .icn extension and not .icon extension because of the limitations on the size of the icon for that specific platform. As ICON files are just shortcuts, they cannot contain any images or other objects that would only take up space in a regular shortcut file.
ICON Format details
|Full Name||Icon Image Format|
|Category||Raster Image Files|
Software, that convert ICON files
The easiest way to convert a ICON file is to save it in a different file format using dedicated software. Below you will find a list of software programs that can handle ICON files. Open your ICON file with one of them and save in another file format.
- FastPictureViewer Professional
- Icon Catcher