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PART File Extension

Partially Downloaded Format

What is PART file?

File with PART extension store data downloaded by given program from the internet. PART file contains partially downloaded file, be it due to suspended download process or download error. PART files are used by various applications for downloading files, including Mozilla Firefox web browser. If download has not been complete, such file may not work. When the download is complete, PART extension wil be replaced with the file’s original extension.

Downloading of PART files can be resumed, but it will not always work. Download errors most often require the download process to be restarted. Partially downloaded video or audio files can be opened despite not having been downloaded completely – in such case user must open the file in an appropriate program or change PART suffix into the original extension. The PART suffix is typically added to the end of file’s name, for example, movie.avi would be named as movie.avi.PART.

Programs which support PART file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PART files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with PART extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Updated: 06/24/2020

How to open file with PART extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PART files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Partially Downloaded Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PART files.

Step 1. Download and install Free Download Manager

Install software to open PART file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PART files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Free Download Manager or one to the listed programs: eMule, FlashGet, Go!Zilla. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Free Download Manager website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Free Download Manager to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PARTIf the problems with opening PART files still occur even after installing Free Download Manager, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Free Download Manager is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Free Download Manager cannot handle files with PART may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Free Download Manager is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Partially Downloaded Format files with Free Download Manager

After installing Free Download Manager (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PART files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PART file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PART file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Free Download Manager is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PART files and clicking OK.
Associate software with PART file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PART file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PART extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PART is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PART file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PART file for viruses
1. Verify that the PART in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the PART is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the PART file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PART file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with PART extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Free Download Manager

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PART files. Close all running programs and try opening the PART file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Partially Downloaded Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PART files affecting older versions of given software.

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