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.APPDOWNLOAD File Extension

File TypeMac App Store Partially Downloaded App

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CategoryMisc Files

What is an APPDOWNLOAD file?

An APPDOWNLOAD file is a file created by App Store, a program included with Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later that allows users to purchase macOS (OS X) software. It saves the contents of a purchased .APP file as it's being downloaded from the store.

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When the download is complete, the ".appdownload" file extension is removed from the downloaded application in the /Applications/ directory.

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Programs that open APPDOWNLOAD files
Included with OS
Updated 11/9/2017


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