File Extension Library

.ID2 File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .ID2 files and how to open them?

Can't open .ID2 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 .ID2 file.

What is a .ID2 file extension?

.ID2 file extension is created by Microsoft. .ID2 has been classified as Data Files. The format of .ID2 file is Binary.

.ID2 is Windows Live Messenger Emoticon File

File used by Windows Live Messenger (WLM), an online chat program; contains metadata such as emoticon name and keyboard shortcut; used in combination with an associated .DT2 image file to display an emoticon; can be used to create custom emoticons.

ID2 files are encrypted and decrypted using a WLM user's Passport User ID (PUID). In Windows XP, ID2 files typically are stored in the following user subdirectory:"\Application Data\Microsoft\Messenger\[LiveID]\ObjectStore\CustomEmoticons".

In Windows Vista, they typically are stored in the following user subdirectory:"\AppData\Microsoft\Messenger\[LiveID]\ObjectStore\CustomEmoticons".

ID2 files often have cryptic names because they are automatically named using a hash of the .DT2 file.

NOTE: Windows Live Messenger was discontinued in 2013 and has moved to Skype.

How to fix problems with .ID2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ID2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ID2 file format
  2. You need to check the .ID2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)