The ICQ file extension is related to the ICQ instant messaging client for various platforms. The *.icq file stores archived data.

There is one other file type using
the ICQ file extension!

icq file icon.icq - QIP Infium file

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Software that works with icq file extension

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ICQ file extension - ICQ archive file

What is icq file? How to open icq files?

File type specification:

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icq file icon: icq filetype icon

The ICQ file extension is associated with the ICQ instant messaging client for Windows, Mac and Linux. The .icq file contains ICQ data archive and exported contact book. the .icq archives were used in first versions of ICQ because they didn't store data and contacts on ICQ servers.

The default software associated to icq file type:

ICQ icon

ICQ LLC logo ICQ  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  ICQ LLC

ICQ is very popular instant messaging protocol and client in middle and eastern Europe used for chatting, file transferring and video conferencing. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and other operating systems.

ICQ for Mac icon

ICQ LLC logo ICQ for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  ICQ LLC

ICQ is very popular instant messaging protocol and client in middle and eastern Europe used for chatting, file transferring and video conferencing. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and other operating systems.

ICQ for Linux icon

ICQ LLC logo ICQ for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  ICQ LLC

ICQ is instant messaging protocol and client used for chatting, file transferring and video conferencing. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and other operating systems.

Help how to open ICQ files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension ICQ:

As far as we know, this .icq 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 .icq 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 icq file, edit icq file, convert icq file, view icq file, play icq file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with icq file - ICQ archive file

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

Microsoft Windows:

ICQ small icon ICQ

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Linux/Unix:

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