The File Extensions Database

.AVATAR File Extension

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

What is an .AVATAR file?

.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.

Programs that open Google Talk Avatar File
Google Talk

How to solve problems with AVATAR files

  • Associate the AVATAR file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AVATAR file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AVATAR files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AVATAR file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AVATAR is Google Talk Avatar File. Because only the current version supports the latest AVATAR file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .AVATAR is Google Talk Avatar File update.
  • To make sure that your AVATAR file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.