The ID2 file extension is used by the Microsoft Live Messenger for avatar file. Live Messenger avatar file contains avatar picture image and avatar settings.

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ID2 file extension - Microsoft Live Messenger avatar file

What is id2 file? How to open id2 files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

id2 file icon: id2 filetype icon

The ID2 file extension is associated with Microsoft Live Messenger.

The *.id2 files contain signature of the image data and metadata (emoticon name and keyboard shortcut). The .d2 files are used with avatar settings and DT2 emoticon image file in Microsoft Live Messenger.

The .*id2 files are encrypted and use the user's Passport User ID to decrypt the files for use in Windows Live Messenger.

The default software associated to id2 file type:

Windows Live Messenger icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Windows Live Messenger  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Windows Live Messenger also known as MSN Live Messenger is instant messaging application developed by Microsoft. Live Messenger supports text chat as well as audio and video callings. Latest versions contain social networks integration, such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn. Windows Live Messenger is available for many desktop and mobile operating system.

It was eventually merged with Skype, but previous versions are still available for download as part of Windows Essentials.

Help how to open ID2 files:

You cannot open .id2 files directly. They are created by MSN when you alter your avatar settings.

How to convert file with extension ID2:

As far as we know, this .id2 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .id2 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open id2 file, edit id2 file, convert id2 file, view id2 file, play id2 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with id2 file - Microsoft Live Messenger avatar file

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use id2 file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open id2 file actions.

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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