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    May 1, 2023, 3:43 p.m.

    I have saved 5 or 6 shooting settings on my Q2. The settings have an *.ics extension. Is there any program around to read this file and make sense of it?

    Truman

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    May 1, 2023, 6:01 p.m.

    Notepad?

    fileinfo.com/extension/ics

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    May 1, 2023, 9:22 p.m.

    Keep reading…

    The .ics file extension is commonly (and arguably most popularly) used for a universal calendar file but it’s also been used by a CAD program and by Sony on proprietary sound files. It would be worth trying to open the Leica file in a common text editor — but even if successful it might not be all that useful as anything other than an academic exercise.

    Not to question your powers of observation Truman, but is there any chance it’s an .Lcs file… a database format used by ACT!

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    May 1, 2023, 10:39 p.m.

    Maybe the up-arrow which is not just for images would allow Truman to upload an example so as eliminate any guesswork ...

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    May 2, 2023, 3:28 a.m.

    I thought it strange that the extension indicated a calendar. I am sure I can open it with a text editor. On the other hand it will most likely be jibbrish. I expect it is some sort of compressed binary format that one needs the spec to interpret. I backed up my wife’s XH2 settings using Fuji Acquire the other day. I looked at that as text and it was garbage.

    I guess the camera companies don’t think it might be useful for someone to have a quick and easy way of seeing their settings without fat fingering through the menu.

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    May 2, 2023, 12:21 p.m.

    Your experience mirrors my own. I’ve been wishing and hoping for a tool to unpack and translate the Fuji files settings myself.

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    May 2, 2023, 1:03 p.m.

    It the light of morning, with the aid of my reading glasses the extension is "lcs" not "ics." lcs is not known to fileinfo.com. I opened it in as a text file and it is at least readable and highly formatted containing pages of the following type data. This may be a bad example since not all the entires are zero. So it looks as if one knew how to interpret "D131" and the other headers and and the conditions of the settings it would be easy. Of course that is the rub.

    "D131":[
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0
    ],

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    May 2, 2023, 1:09 p.m.

    LCS (for readability) was an Act! Database format…possibly adopted by Leica. However, if I were placing bets, it would be that this .LCS is a proprietary Leica Camera Setting’s file.