.LIC File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .LIC file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

LIC File Recovery

What is a .LIC file?

A LIC file is a license file commonly used with shareware programs, commercial applications, and networks. It contains registration information for various software applications as well as server configuration information for networks.

What Are Common Causes of ".LIC" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".LIC" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".LIC" files while trying to clean up their system or remove unwanted files.
  2. Software conflicts: Conflicts between different software applications or versions can lead to the loss or failure of ".LIC" files.
  3. File system corruption: Corruption in the file system can result in the loss or corruption of ".LIC" files.
  4. Hardware failure: Malfunctioning hardware components, such as hard drives or memory modules, can cause ".LIC" files to become inaccessible or lost.
  5. Virus or malware infection: Viruses or malware can infect and damage ".LIC" files, making them unusable or causing them to be deleted.
  6. Software updates or upgrades: Sometimes, during software updates or upgrades, ".LIC" files may be overwritten or replaced, leading to their loss or failure.
  7. Improper shutdown: If a system is not shut down properly, it can result in the loss or corruption of ".LIC" files.
  8. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidentally formatting a storage device or performing incorrect file operations, can cause ".LIC" files to be lost or fail.

It is important to regularly back up ".LIC" files to avoid permanent loss or failure.

How to recover lost ".LIC" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".LIC" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".LIC" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".LIC" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".LIC" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".LIC" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".LIC" extension?

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Programs that open ".LIC" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Software License File

  • File extension: .LIC

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Misc Files

  • Format: N/A


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a .LIC file extension and what is its purpose?

    The .LIC file extension typically refers to a license file. It is used to store licensing information or permissions related to a software application or digital content. The purpose of a .LIC file is to verify the authenticity and legality of the software or content it is associated with. It may contain details such as the product name, version, license type, expiration date, and the number of authorized users. When a software or content is installed, it often checks for the presence of a valid .LIC file to ensure that the user has obtained the necessary license to use the product.

  • How can I open a .LIC file on my computer?

    To open a .LIC file on your computer, you can follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software associated with the .LIC file: Determine which program or application the .LIC file is related to. Typically, .LIC files are license files that contain information about software licenses.
    2. Use the appropriate software: Install the software that is associated with the .LIC file. If you already have the software installed, proceed to the next step.
    3. Double-click the .LIC file: Locate the .LIC file on your computer. Then, double-click on the file. This action should automatically open the file using the associated software.

    If the .LIC file does not open with the associated software, you can try the following additional steps:

    1. Right-click on the .LIC file: Right-click on the .LIC file and select "Open With" from the context menu.
    2. Choose the appropriate program: From the list of available programs, select the software that is associated with the .LIC file. If the program is not listed, click on "Choose another app" or "Browse" to locate and select the correct program manually.
    3. Check the "Always use this app to open .LIC files" option: If you want your computer to always use the selected program to open .LIC files, make sure to check this option before clicking "OK" or "Open."

    By following these steps, you should be able to open the .LIC file on your computer using the appropriate software.

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