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File Type 1Image Object Content Architecture File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.8 (17 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

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.

More Information

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

Program(s) that open .ICA files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Newera Graphics Converter Pro
XnViewMP
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
XnViewMP
Linux LogoLinux
XnViewMP
Updated 6/1/2010

File Type 2Citrix ICA File

DeveloperCitrix
Popularity
3.3 (24 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySettings Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) file used by Citrix application servers; contains configuration information for connecting to different servers; may link to a published application or to a server desktop environment.

More Information

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.

ICA files can be created with the ICA File Creator program or a basic text editor.

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.

Program(s) that open .ICA files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Citrix Receiver
Citrix Online Plug-in for Windows
Citrix ICA File Creator
Citrix XenClient
Citrix XenApp
Any text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Citrix Receiver
Citrix online plug-in for Mac
Any text editor
Linux LogoLinux
Citrix Receiver
iOS LogoiOS
Citrix Receiver
Android LogoAndroid
Citrix Receiver
Windows Phone LogoWindows Phone
Citrix Receiver
Updated 9/22/2011