2 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a 2 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .2 files.

What is a 2 file?

Files that contain the .2 file extension are most commonly used by various IBM voice recognition applications. These files contain information about the script data and voice type language that are used by the software applications.

In some circumstances, the .2 file extension may also be assigned to screen log files, Unix manual pages and rom image files. When the .2 file extension is used for ROM image files, the .2 files contain a copy of a disc or other information that can be mounted on the user's hard drive. This allows the user to save the ROM image to the hard drive and access the information without the actual disc image being present.

How to open 2 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension 2 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 2 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension 2

While we know of one file format using the .2 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .2 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of 2 files. Remember, different programs may use 2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Pro/ENGINEERPro/ENGINEERUser submitted
DxDesignerDxDesignerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Mozilla ThunderbirdMozilla ThunderbirdUser submitted
Creo Elements/ProCreo Elements/ProUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with 2-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with 2-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!