File with DOWNLOAD file extension generally includes an incomplete download started by Apple Safari internet browser. Apple Safari adds .DOWNLOAD file extension to some file name if this starts downloading. When downloading process is completed .DOWNLOAD file extension is removed in the file name.
If you want to open DOWNLOAD file you have to learn what type of details are from it. However attempt to check if you may complete the download and open a complete file instead. Here we explain learn how to open DOWNLOAD file on Mac OS operating system. Related instructions is useful for CRDOWNLOAD, PART, and PARTIAL files on Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browsers.
The following is a good example of Ubuntu installation within an incomplete download state by Safari browser.
The following Safari download might be resumed by opening Safari browser and selecting View->Show Downloads in the main menu.
Select an orange icon to resume download.
Should you be not able to complete the download of your file you can test to open DOWNLOAD file. It might be easy to view what is from it. To get it done you have to remove .DOWNLOAD file extension after the file name. Please be aware that typically .DOWNLOAD file extension is appended for the end from the file name and old file extension still is present. So that you must do is to delete .DOWNLOAD from your end in the file name. As an example in case your file was named file.ext.DOWNLOAD, you will have to change it out to file for.ext. After doing the work you can test to open the renamed file and find out when it works. You can get problems as the file is only downloaded partially however you might be able to find some useful information from this.
If above process doesn’t work too, then in place of attempting to open DOWNLOAD file you can test to search the file in question within the location in which you originally started the download. When you downloaded it on the internet searching for your file name in the file in different search results to get it on the internet. Or you received it via e-mail searching your e-mail inbox to the file name in question.
Similar file extensions:
- CRDOWNLOAD file – Partial Download From Google Chrome
- PART file – Partial Download from Mozilla Firefox
- R00, R01, … R0N files – RAR Partitions
- PARTIAL file – Partial Download by Internet Explorer