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.DOWNLOAD File Extension

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.

What is a DOWNLOAD file?

A DOWNLOAD file is a file that is currently being downloaded from the Internet or was stopped before the download finished. It may be double-clicked to resume the download 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.

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Programs that open DOWNLOAD files
Updated 7/14/2016

About DOWNLOAD Files

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