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File Extension ICS

The file extension ICS is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include iCalendar, SwiftView, IronCAD, and IC Recorder. ICS files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the ICS file extension is related to iCalendar, the file is a various file type that contains calendar information which is used with a variety of email clients. The contents can include the title, time schedules relating to the calendar event, descriptions of the event, and other data that is typically entered into a calendar application in text format.

ICS files that are associated with SwiftView are a document file type that contains text, images, formats, and other elements that are used to create a professional document. SwiftView is a software application which provides a way to capture, manage, and print documents. The application is also capable of converting document and image files to other formats.

ICS files that are created with IronCAD are a CAD file type that contains two and three dimensional drawings which are used to create designs for the manufacturing industry. IronCAD is a Computer Aided Design program that provides a Collaboration Suite of applications which assist with the design of automotive parts and different types of machinery.

If the ICS file extension is part of the Sony IC Recorder, the file is an audio file type which contains recordings of personal messages, legal information, memos, and other recordings that assist with reminders and record keeping. Sony IC Recorder is a handheld device which is capable of recording voice messages and memos.

How to Open ICS Files

Since the file extension ICS can be opened with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. ICS files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program that will open them.

ICS files that are defined as an iCalendar file can be opened using a variety of email clients. If you are using Windows, you can open this type of ICS file with Microsoft Outlook which is typically included in the Windows operating system. You can also use Mozilla Sunbird, which is a multiplatform calendar application and available on the Mozilla website. Sunbird is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.

iCalendar ICS files can also be opened using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.

If the ICS file extension is part of SwiftView, you can use the SwiftView software application to open the file. SwiftView is available for download on the SwiftView, Inc. website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.

ICS files which are related to IronCAD can be opened using the IronCAD software application. IronCAD is available as a 30-day free trial on the IronCAD website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.

Sony IC Recorder ICS files can be opened using the Sony Digital Voice Player or Voice Editor applications. Both applications are available on the Sony website and compatible with the Windows operating system. You can also use Windows Media Player with the additional Sony Player plugin which is available for download on the Sony or CNET websites.