AVATAR file format description

Many people share .avatar files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .avatar file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .avatar files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.avatar - Google Talk Avatar File

The AVATAR graphic files are related to Google Talk. The AVATAR file is a Google Talk Avatar File. Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication.

Google Talk
Graphic files
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Google Talk Avatar File related extensions:
Pixia Image
Adobe Photoshop Preview
CassiniVision Map Image
Compressed Scalable Vector Graphic
EDMICS 2000 ED5 Image
Atari 8-bit SAMAR Hi-res Interlace Image

Naturally, other applications may also use the .avatar file extension. Even harmful programs can create .avatar files. Be especially cautious with .avatar files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .avatar file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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