The download file extension is related to Apple Safari web browser for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. The download file stores incomplete download.

There are 2 other file types using
the DOWNLOAD file extension!

download file - Chrome partial download [common]

download file - Mozilla partial download file [common]

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Software that works with download file extension

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DOWNLOAD file extension - Apple Safari partial download file

What is download file? How to open download files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

download file icon: download filetype icon

The download file extension is associated with the Apple Safari web browser. Apple Safari download manager give download extension to incomplete download file.

When the download is finished, download manager renamed file with original file extension.

The default software associated to download file type:

Safari icon

Apple, Inc. logo Safari  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Safari is the default web browser integrated to Apple Mac OS X since version 10.3 "Panther". It is also used in iOS devices like iPads and IPhones.

Help how to open DOWNLOAD files:

To open the .download file and continue the download, do this steps instead resume function in Safari.

a) Clear the download list in the Safari browser download window. b) Open the Downloads folder from the Dock or the Finder. c) Click on the entry

How to convert file with extension DOWNLOAD:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to convert the temporary files, there is usually no way to convert temporary files into any other file format.

List of software applications associated to the .download file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open download file, edit download file, convert download file, view download file, play download file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the download files.

  • Open download file
  • Create download file
  • Others download file

Software that open download file - Apple Safari partial download file

Click on the link to get more information about Safari for open download file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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