Files with partial extension is related to Microsoft Internet Explorer from version 9 and Microsoft Edge and used for incomplete downloads initiated through the browser.

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PARTIAL file extension - Microsoft partially downloaded data

What is partial file? How to open partial files?

File extension partial is associated with the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser.

The partial files are temporary files used for incomplete downloads initiated with Microsoft Internet Explorer from version 9. Version 10 and 11 creates partial files when downloading data too.

After the download is complete, the .partial file extension is removed from the file and file is able to be opened in associated application.

The partial file is also used by new browser from Microsoft called Edge.

Similar way of downloading data use Firefox (part file extension) or Chrome (crdownload file extension).

Updated: February 17, 2023

The default software associated to open partial file:

Microsoft Edge icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Edge  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Edge is web browser introduced in Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. It's fast and built for modern web applications and presentations. It allows users to simple share, reading and discover the Internet.

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Internet Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Internet Explorer was traditionally used as a default web browser that comes as part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The last version was Internet Explorer 11.

Internet Explorer was retired on June 15, 2022, and replaced by a new Microsoft Edge browser.

Microsoft Windows 10 also contains Internet Explorer, but as default browser is used Microsoft Edge. It was removed in newer Windows OS versions.

Help how to open:

These *.partial files contain incomplete downloaded data, you must wait until Internet Explorer, or Edge finish its download. After that you can open original file in associated application.

How to convert:

It is not possible to convert partial file to any other file format, because it contains incomplete data. After the download is finished and Internet Explorer/Edge browser and the original file is restored, you can convert it to whatever you need.

Find conversions from partial file:

partial to mp4

Find converter to partial file type:

ssh to partial

List of software applications associated to the .partial file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open partial file, edit partial file, convert partial file, view partial file, play partial 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 partial files.

Programs that can create partial file - Microsoft partially downloaded data

Programs supporting the exension partial on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create partial file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with partial file by default:
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer small icon Microsoft Internet Explorer

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