.PART File Extension
Partially Downloaded File
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|Format||Text and Binary|
What is a PART file?
A PART file is a partially downloaded file from the Internet used for downloads that are in progress or have been stopped. Some PART files can be resumed at a later time using the same program that started the download. PART files are typically used by Mozilla Firefox and several file transfer programs, such as Go!Zilla, eMule, and the discontinued eDonkey program.
When downloading a file with Firefox, the web browser creates a PART file in the "Downloads" folder on your computer. You may see the PART file if the file is currently downloading or if the download was interrupted before completion. A download interruption could be due to a lost Internet connection, the Firefox browser or computer crashing, or to you pausing the download.
As Firefox downloads the file, the program creates a PART file to store the data being downloaded. Firefox replaces the name of the file with a string of characters and appends the .part extension to the extension of the file. For example, the file example.mov would have the name ZT5KR1EL.mov.part when it is being downloaded. Once the download is complete, Firefox removes the .part extension and the file is ready to be used.
How to open a PART file
You may be able to open interrupted Firefox download files even though they are incomplete. Simply delete the .part extension then attempt to open it with the appropriate program. Several audio and video file types, including .MP4, can still be played by a media player if they are not yet fully downloaded. However, these incomplete files will only contain portions of the file.
If you are unable to open the file, go to the "Downloads" section in Firefox, select "Show All Downloads," and click the "Reload" arrow icon next to the incomplete file to resume the download. If this option is unavailable for your download, you can delete the PART file and download the file again. If you cannot resume the download, delete the PART file and re-download the file again.
Programs that open PART files
|Developer||The LEGO Group|
4.3 | 6 Votes
|Category||3D Image Files|
A PART file may also be a custom LEGO part created in LEGO PartDesigner. It contains plain text data that specifies what LEGO bricks (and other elements) the part includes. LEGO enthusiasts can import the parts that PART files contain into LEGO BrickLink building projects.
LEGO PartDesigner is a multiplatform app that LEGO enthusiasts use to design and decorate custom LEGO parts. For example, a PartDesigner user could create a custom column and sticker that column with an imported .PNG decal.
Each part created in PartDesigner is saved as a PART file. Typically, PART files are comprised of multiple LEGO bricks and other elements. These elements' type, size, geometry, and positions are specified as plain text data in the PART file.
After a user finishes editing a PART file, they can export the part it contains to LEGO BrickLink, for inclusion in a BrickLink model (.IO file). They can also share the part online, by submitting it to the online BrickLink Studio part library.
How to open a PART file
You can open a PART file in LEGO PartDesigner (Windows, Mac):
- Select File → Open... from PartDesigner's menu bar.
- Navigate to and open your PART file.
How to Export a PART File to LEGO BrickLink Studio
To export a PART file from PartDesigner to LEGO BrickLink Studio:
- Open the file in PartDesigner.
- Select File → Export As → Export to Studio....
- When the Export to Studio window appears, select Export.
The part your PART file contains will now be available in BrickLink Studio's Custom Parts Palette.