.DOWNLOAD File Extension

Partially Downloaded File

The DOWNLOAD extension is added to the filename of the target file or switched with the file’s original extension during download. Some programs use the DOWNLOAD extension for partially downloaded I...

General Information

Title .DOWNLOAD File Extension
Extension .download
Full Form Partially Downloaded File
File Type Miscellaneous File
Developer Various
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store incomplete download
Additional Functions Preserve progress
Features Temporary, In-progress

File Characteristics

Quality Not applicable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable No

Use Cases

File Downloading Yes
Data Recovery Possibly

Security and Practices

Security Risks Incomplete content
Best Practices Safe browsing, Antivirus

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Varies
Latest Version N/A

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .part, .crdownload, .opdownload

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Web Browsers Free Various
Download Managers Free, Paid Various