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.DOWNLOAD File Extension

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File TypePartially Downloaded File

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CategoryWeb Files
FormatText and Binary

Text and Binary

This file is saved in a plain text format or a binary format. If in a plain text format, it can be viewed with a text editor.


File that is currently being downloaded or that was stopped before the download finished; may usually be resumed using the same Web browser that started the download.

More Information

Some P2P file sharing websites also save active downloads with the ".download" extension. The appropriate file extension is typically added once the download is complete.

Program(s) that open .DOWNLOAD files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox
Updated 11/11/2014