Files with ica extension can be in most cases found as special configurations files in Citrix's Independent Computer Architecture format. Used in Citrix product, for example XenClient.

There are 2 other file types using
the ICA file extension!

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Software that open ica file

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ICA file extension - Citrix ICA configuration

What is ica file? How to open ica files?

File type specification:

Configuration file type icon Configuration file type

File extension ica is mainly related to a special format developed by the Citrix and used in several of Citrix software.

The Independent Computer Architecture (ICA) file format was created by Citrix to store information used for configuring the data link between servers and clients.

Note: ICA extension was also used for some old IBM Image Object Content Architecture (IOCA) graphics format, but it is likely it is no longer used.

ICA format did support compression and also monochrome, gray-scale, and color images. Usually was used for archiving or scanning purposes.

MIME types:

Updated: July 2, 2024

The default software associated to open ica file:

XenApp icon

Citrix Systems, Inc. logoXenApp  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix XenApp is an on-demand application delivery solution that enables any Windows application to be virtualized, centralized, and managed in the datacenter and instantly delivered as a service to users anywhere on any device. In use by over 100 million users worldwide, XenApp delivers on the promise of proven application compatibility.

Help how to open:

ICA files can be opened using the Citrix products, WinFrame or Citrix Presentation Server (the new name is Citrix XenApp), as well as any other ICA client editor.

How to convert:

A conversion of any kind for this particular *.ica file type is not likely.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 5B
ASCII code: [

List of software applications associated to the .ica file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ica file, edit ica file, convert ica file, view ica file, play ica file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ica files.

Software that open ica file - Citrix ICA configuration

Programs supporting the exension ica on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ica file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ica file by default:
XenApp small icon XenApp
Other suggested software:
Citrix Quick Launch (Citrix ICA File Creator)

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