FileDataIDs (or FileID) uniquely identify files in the Content Addressable Storage Container, and have been used as a replacement for internal file paths since Patch 7.0.3. For example, the "Interface/Icons/Temp.blp" texture can also be referred to using its 136235 FileDataID.
Negative integers are temporary/local file IDs; these are not specified in the CASC root file and may change when the client is restarted.
Where to find
- FileDataIDs are searchable on wow.tools, a CSV file (semicolon separated) is also available there:
- A Lua table of interface textures is available from:
- Patch 8.2.0 / API (2019-06-25): Non
interface\file paths can no longer be used.
- Patch 7.0.3 / API (2016-07-19): FileDataIDs are now used in place of many texture and model file paths.