An 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 - Microsoft Live Messenger avatar

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 id2 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.

This id2 file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: January 5, 2018

The default software associated to id2 file type:

Windows Live Messenger icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows 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. It was merged with Skype.

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

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

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

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

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.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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