File Extension Library

.ICA File Extension

  • Developer by: Citrix
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ICA file?

.ICA file extension is created by Citrix. .ICA has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .ICA file is Text.

.ICA is Citrix ICA File

An ICA file is an Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) file used by Citrix application servers. It contains configuration information for connecting to different servers and may link to a published application or to a server desktop environment. ICA files can be created with the ICA File Creator program or a basic text editor.

ICA files allow users to connect to remote virtual desktops so the user's computer does not need the applications to be installed locally. This mechanism provides advantages for system administration and also allows users to access critical business applications, or "enterprise applications," from remote locations.

NOTE: You can double-click an ICA file to open the remote virtual application or desktop environment referenced by the file. But, note that you must have a Citrix client installed in order for the file to open properly. A common client is the Citrix Receiver, a desktop application and Web browser plug-in that runs the hosted applications and desktops within a Web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. Citrix Receiver replaced the former "Citrix Online Plug-in" for Mac and Windows.

List of all softwares that can open the Citrix ICA File
Citrix Receiver
Citrix Online Plug-in for Windows
Citrix ICA File Creator
Citrix XenClient
Citrix XenApp
Citrix Receiver
Citrix Receiver
Citrix Receiver
Citrix Receiver
Windows Phone
Citrix Receiver
File Type 2 Image Object Content Architecture File
Category: Raster Image Files Format: Binary

Image file that stores bitmap graphics using the device and platform-independent IOCA format; contains "image segments," which store the image data as well as parameters that describe the image's characteristics.

ICA files support compression as well as monochrome, gray-scale, and color images. They are often used for scanning, printing, or archiving images.

List of all softwares that can open the Image Object Content Architecture File
Newera Graphics Converter Pro

How to Open .ICA file on different platforms

Open .ICA File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ICA
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ICA file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ICA files" Press "Ok"

Open .ICA File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ICA file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ICA File on Linux

Right click on the .ICA file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ICA File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ICA file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ICA File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ICA files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ICA files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ICA files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ICA file format
  2. You need to check the .ICA file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)