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How to Open .HEIC Files – Transferring Apple Photos to Windows

High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIC) is a file format type created by Apple.
Windows operating systems does not support this file type, which means you won’t be able to open the file if you transfer it to a Windows PC.

In order to open these files on a computer with a Windows operating system, you’ll need to install the HEIF Image Extension from Windows.
Start by selecting this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/heif-image-extensions/9pmmsr1cgpwg?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Once the page loads, select ‘Get.’
Your browser will get a pop-up and you’ll click ‘Open Microsoft Store.’
This will open the app in the Microsoft Store where you’ll click ‘Get’ again.

You can learn more about .HEIC files here: https://fileinfo.com/extension/heif