File Extension Library


.ICQ File Extension

  • Developer by: ICQ LLC
  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .ICQ file?

.ICQ file extension is created by ICQ LLC. .ICQ has been classified as Various data Files.

.ICQ is ICQ archive

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.

.ICQ file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .ICQ file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.


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 .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.

How to Open .ICQ file on different platforms

Open .ICQ File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ICQ
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ICQ file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ICQ files" Press "Ok"

Open .ICQ File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ICQ file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ICQ File on Linux

Right click on the .ICQ file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ICQ File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ICQ file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ICQ File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ICQ files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ICQ files

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