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.part file extension

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Partial download file (or part downloaded file). A partial download is an incomplete download, which may still be in progress or which may be resumed.

Once the download completes the ".part" file extension is removed; the file name without the ".part" is the filename of the file once it has finished downloading. The final file extension of the file is therefore the file extension that would be seen once ".part" is removed.

The download manager in FireFox saves partially downloaded files as .part file. If the download is interrupted FileFox can normally resume the download.

A .part file on its own may not be usable (or recoverable) - but this does depend in part on what the file is that was being downloaded.

Can you add to this? Do you know of any applications not already listed which will work with .part files, view .part files or open .part files? Are you able to contribute any additional reference information or file format information about .part files or have you spotted any errors or omissions? If so please let us know by emailing us at feedback@cryer.co.uk - Thank you.