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.LIC File Extension

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File TypeSoftware License File

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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


License file containing registration information for various software applications; often used with shareware programs, but also used with a variety of commercial applications as well.

More Information

LIC files are commonly distributed from the software vendor to the user after the user purchases the software product. Generally, the files must be installed or available locally for the registered program to run with a valid license. Consult the program-specific registration instructions to install the license properly.

Example programs/technologies that use LIC files include VMware, Citrix License Servers, AutoCAD, Alfresco, Aspose.Cells, Microsoft ActiveX, and Microsoft Visual Studio (sometimes included with software deployment builds).

NOTE: The VMware license file (vmware.lic) for Windows is located in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware License Server\ directory.

Program(s) that open .LIC files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Various programs that use licensing keys
Mac OS X LogoMac
Various programs that use licensing keys
Updated 7/14/2011