Files with download extension were used in some of the previous versions of Chrome web browser to store incomplete downloads.

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

download file icon.download - Mozilla partial download file [common]

download file icon.download - Apple Safari partial download [common]

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Software that works with download file extension

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DOWNLOAD file extension - Chrome partial download

What is download file? How to open download files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

download file icon: download filetype icon

The download file extension is mainly associated with some older versions of Google Chrome web browser and used for its incomplete download file.

The latest version of Google Chrome is using the crdownload file extension instead.

This download file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to download file type:

Google Chrome icon

Google Inc. logo Google Chrome  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Google Chrome is popular Internet browser for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The core of the Chrome uses very fast Chrome Blink (Webkit fork) layout engine. Chrome Blink layout engine is regarded as one of the fastest layout engines for viewing websites and for work with JavaScript.

Help how to open DOWNLOAD files:

If Chrome does not start the download again when you open it, you can pretty much delete this file as there is no way to open it.

How to convert file with extension DOWNLOAD:

You generally cannot convert partial downloads. YOu have to first finish the download, and convert the original file to some other, suitable 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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.

  • Create download file
  • Others download file

Programs that can create download file - Chrome partial download

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create download file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with download file by default:
Google Chrome small icon Google Chrome
Other suggested software:
Chromium small icon Chromium

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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