How to Convert ICO to ICNS

by Diana Braun

The ".ico" file extension identifies an icon file on a Windows computer. If you want to use that same icon file on a Mac computer, you must convert it to an ICNS file, which is the file type associated with icons on a Mac. An online icon conversion tool can help you easily convert an icon file from the ICO extension to a Mac-compatible ICNS file.

Step 1

Launch a Web browser and navigate to a website that offers an icon conversion tool such as

Step 2

Convert your ICO file using the "Browse" feature of the site.

Step 3

Click the “Convert” button.

Click the “Save” button when prompted to save the converted ICNS file locally to your computer.

About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.

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