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Informations about the HEIC filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .heic filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .heic file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.heic - HEIF Image

The HEIC file is a Graphic file, which is connected to the HEIF Image according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the HEIF Image (.heic) files can be opened or converted with the help of HEIF Reader.

Format description:
HEIC format
Category:
Graphic
Application:
HEIF Reader
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic string:
- / -
Aliases:
heif
Related links:
-
Related extensions:
.cmyk
Raw CMYK Bitmap
.ivue
Live Picture IVUE Image
.im7
DaVis Image Data
.uvp
Ulead MediaStudio Pro Video Paint Graphic
.gfm
Ashton-Tate Applause CGM Picture
.c2b
Casio ClassPad II Animation

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .heic file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .heic extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .heic files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .heic file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .heic file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .heic file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .heic file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .heic extension

The .heic filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .heic files.

eic, hic, hec, hei

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .heic file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .heic extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

.eic
East India Company Saved Game
.hei
Heitml Source Code
.hic
HicEst Script
.heif
HEIF Image

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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