ID File Type

- The quick facts

What are ID files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ID file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ID file?

Files that contain the .id file extension are usually 3D graphics files that are used by a variety of software applications. Some of the programs that use ID files include AOL instant messenger (for buddy icons), Pegasus Mail and certain disk identification files.

Files that contain the .id file extension are also used by Lotus Notes. These ID files contain identifying information about a user for a Domino Server. These files may contain the name and password of a user, the license number for the software and the public and private software keys. These ID files are usually created by system administrators.

How to open ID files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ID file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ID file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different ID openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 30, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension ID

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

IBM Lotus Notes/DominoIBM Lotus Notes/DominoUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
PHAWorksPHAWorksUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
Ancestry Family TreeAncestry Family TreeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ID-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 ID-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!