Citrix Receiver launch.ica file does not open – nothing happens

Just reporting on a small issue I had with a machine and brand new Citrix Receiver 4.4 install. Clicking on a published application or desktop resulted in nothing happening. Seemed like the launch.ica file just wasn’t calling Citrix Receiver properly to start the connecting process.

IE wasn’t asking me to save or open launch.ica, this was differrent.

After a Citrix Receiver cleanup and reinstall the same problem remained. I checked the .ica file extension to see what program was associated with it but everything looked OK.

Clutching at straws I decided to manually associate .ica files with the Citrix Connection Manager.

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This file by default is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\wfcrun32.exe.2-min

Once set, ICA files mysteriously started to launch. Something to look out for!

To set the association, you can choose default applications by file type within Windows or download the ICA file by following the steps located at http://www.jgspiers.com/capturing-analyzing-launch-ica/.

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13 Comments

  • itadmin

    July 21, 2016

    Life saver….THANKS !!!!

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    • it

      December 7, 2016

      This works !!

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  • George Spiers

    December 7, 2016

    Glad to hear!
    GS

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  • Trentan

    January 9, 2017

    Amazing, thank you so much!

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  • Ruben

    January 10, 2017

    Thank you for the not so obvious solution!

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  • R.G.

    January 28, 2017

    Thanks a lot.

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  • J

    January 31, 2017

    This has worked. I’m an hour and a half late for logging into work now and you saved me, thanks!

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  • Vishwa

    March 8, 2017

    Brilliant, it worked !

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  • JrSysAdmin

    March 15, 2017

    This worked for me as well. Thank you very much! I owe you a drink, if you drink. This wasn’t an issue months ago with many users. I wonder if an IE update caused this. User also got an reimaged computer recently.

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    • George Spiers

      March 15, 2017

      Thanks, I do enjoy the odd beer or two! I think it may be due to updates although to be fair I haven’t experienced it in a long time.

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  • Alex Meadows

    June 15, 2017

    Worked for me too. Thank you!

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  • Shan

    July 29, 2017

    Omg this saved my life, thank you

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    • George Spiers

      July 31, 2017

      Glad it was of help 🙂

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