A v2 file is related to Microsoft Live Messenger messaging client. The .v2 file stores some data resources.

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Software that open v2 file

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V2 file extension - Microsoft Live Messenger data

What is v2 file? How to open v2 files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

v2 file icon: v2 filetype icon

The v2 file extension is associated with the Microsoft Live Messenger instant messaging client and communication protocol developed by Microsoft.

The v2 file stores some data resources. It is used in some older Live Messenger editions.

Microsoft Live Messenger is obsolete product replaced by Skype.

This v2 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.

The default software associated to open v2 file:

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.

Windows Live Messenger for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Live Messenger for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows Live Messenger for Mac allows users to communicate or collaborate on the fly, sharing instant messages, presence information, or files across time zones and locales. You can even make audio or video calls with contacts on the Mac or on Windows.

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

Help how to open:

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:

As far as we know, this .v2 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 .v2 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 v2 file, edit v2 file, convert v2 file, view v2 file, play v2 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with v2 file - Microsoft Live Messenger data

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use v2 file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open v2 file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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