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File Extension LIC

The file extension LIC is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include Borland Software, various software applications, and PETRA. LIC files contain data and information related to the program that created them.

If the LIC files are associated with Borland Software, it is a license file type in binary or plain text format that contains licensing information for various software applications produced by Borland. Borland Software Corporation produces software applications for the engineering and manufacturing industries.

The file extension LIC can also be classified as a general software license file type that can be related to a wide variety of software applications that require a license key in order to access and use the program. The software applications are typically technology-related and may include programming language applications and server licenses for Citrix or VMWare, which is technology used to implement virtualization and hosted cloud services.

If the LIC files are related to PETRA, the files are a raster image file type that contains logs used by geoscientists for the purpose of water well and reservoir log analysis, seismic interpretation, mapping, and other project and data management needs. PETRA is seismic interpretation software which is now referred to as Kingdom and is produced by IHS.

How to Open LIC Files

Since LIC files are associated 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. LIC files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open them.

LIC files related to Borland Software require you to have the specific Borland software application installed which is associated with the LIC file. Borland also supports the open source community, which means there may be a corresponding software application that will allow you to open and view the contents of this type of LIC file.

If the LIC files are created by a wide variety of software applications, it is necessary to open the file using the related program, especially if the file is in a binary format that is encrypted. If the LIC file is in plain text format, you may be able to open it using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.

PETRA LIC files created with PetraSeis can be opened using Kingdom software, which is available on the IHS website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.