DOWNLOAD File Extension

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Partially Downloaded Format
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What is DOWNLOAD file?

File with DOWNLOAD extension contains partially downloaded data of a file for which the download process was paused or stopped. DOWNLOAD file may be located in the default download folder or a folder chosen be user when initiating the file download process. This extension is used by the following software applications:

  • Web browsers, for example
    • Firefox,
    • Safari,
    • Chrome – older versions; currently the.CRDOWNLOAD extension is used
  • P2P applications,
  • Download managers.

The DOWNLOAD extension can be added to the full filename of target file or switched with the file’s original extension for the duration of download. It is sometimes possible to resume unfinished download process by double-clicking the DOWNLOAD file. Some types of file, for example video, audio, or ZIP archives, can be opened even if they didn’t download completely. In such case, one must change the DOWNLOAD suffix into the original one and open it with appropriate program.

Programs that support DOWNLOAD file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DOWNLOAD file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DOWNLOAD file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DOWNLOAD file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DOWNLOAD file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DOWNLOAD file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DOWNLOAD file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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