.DOWNLOAD File Extension

File Type:
Partially Downloaded File

Having trouble opening .download extension? Don't panic! This page explains what download files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open download files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DOWNLOAD file?

Download file extension has Partially Downloaded file type, which is associated with the "web files" category.

Files with this extension are either being downloaded at the moment or interrupted before finishing the download. You can continue the download by double-clicking on a .DOWNLOAD file with the same web browser you initiated the download in. This file format was developed by Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari browsers. It is similar to the .CRDOWNLOAD format used by Google Chrome.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Partially Downloaded File
Web Files
Text and Binary

How to open DOWNLOAD file?

Double click the download file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .download extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the download extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the download file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DOWNLOAD files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the download file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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