File Extension Library

.AVATAR File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .AVATAR files and how to open them?

Can't open .AVATAR file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .AVATAR file.

What is a .AVATAR file extension?

.AVATAR file extension is created by Google. .AVATAR has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .AVATAR file is Binary.

.AVATAR is Google Talk Avatar File

Profile picture used by Google Talk, an online chatting application; stores a bitmap image in a .JPG or .PNG image format; used for displaying an image alongside each name in a user's friends list, as well as during chatting sessions.

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, AVATAR files are stored in the [user]\AppData\Local\Google\Google Talk\avatars\ directory.

NOTE: You can typically rename AVATAR files with the ".jpg" or ".png" extension and then view them with a standard image viewer.

List of all softwares that can open the Google Talk Avatar File
Google Talk

How to fix problems with .AVATAR files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AVATAR files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AVATAR file format
  2. You need to check the .AVATAR file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)