DT2 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DT2 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DT2 files.

What is a DT2 file?

Files that contain the .dt2 file extension are created by the Microsoft Live Messenger application. The files with the .dt2 file extension contain the Microsoft Live Messenger avatar images and emoticons. The DT2 files are actually PNG files, but these files have been renamed with the .dt2 file extension for use within the IM application.

The .dt2 file extension is also given to military files that have been created by the Digital Terrain Elevation Data program. These files are created by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and contain information about the terrain of the areas that have been mapped.

How to open DT2 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 DT2 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different DT2 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DT2

While we know of one file format using the .DT2 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 .DT2 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DT2 files. Remember, different programs may use DT2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

TatukGIS ViewerTatukGIS ViewerUser submitted
MIKE ZeroMIKE ZeroUser submitted
DIMTELDIMTELUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DT2-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 DT2-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!