How to Open a DOWNLOAD File Online in Windows and MAC

  • File type: Web files
  • Description: Download file extension
  • Developer: Not Known
  • Format: Binary


Problems opening .download files? If you have a file with the .download extension and you don’t know how to open it you are in the right site. Only certain programs can read, view, edit or convert files with .download extension.

Try the programs we recommend. You have to download the software (viewers, readers) to view it or convert it to another format file extension.

  • What is a .download file?
  • How can I open a .download file?
  • What programs (editors, viewers, readers or installers) can edit, view and launch?
  • How to convert .download files to another format.


What is a Download File Extension?

Download file extensions can be seen in files that are in the process of downloading from a web browser, preferably Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari. It simply means, the .download extension can be seen only in the downloading files NOT in downloaded files.

The browser automatically adds the .download extension to the files once you start downloading files.

For example, if you are downloading a file named as myFile.mp4, the browser names it as during the process of downloading. After the download finishes, the browser automatically removes the .download extension and keeps the original name of the files as it is.



This extension is most often associated with the older versions of Chrome web browser. The .download extension is an obsolete extension. However, many of us still finding difficulties in opening files having the download extension and that is the reason why we have come up with this guide for you to help with your files with the download extension.

The following applications can be used to open the .download files.

If your download was interrupted before it completes the download process, try deleting the .download extension and open it using the application program you usually use to open download files. This is a simple recovery method. If you still encounter problems opening the files, you should delete the files and download it again.


Programs to open DOWNLOAD files

To open a file with .download extension, you can just double click on the file.

f the application programs which are meant to be open the .download files working properly and the file associations are not corrupted, the files will be automatically opened using the preferred application.






.DOWNLOAD related extensions


How to open DOWNLOAD files


Instructions step by step method 1 – open from the file

  1. Find you download file in your device.
  2. Double click on it in desktop computer, tap on it with a mobile device.

If the applications program to open the .download files works properly, the file will automatically open without any error.

You should have a proper application and proper file association to open the .download files. If you have properly installed the application programs and have the proper file association and still find it impossible to open the files, there might be a problem with the installation of your application program or your file association is corrupted.

In order to fix the Download file association errors please proceed as follows to quickly and automatically fix the problem,:

  • Step 1: Click on Download Fix Tool to download the automatic repair tool
  • Step 2: Click Start Scan to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click Fix Items.


Associate the extension to a program

You can associate the .download extension to the appropiate software. This will ensure every time you are opening a enl file the associated program will launch by default.

To do it just double click on the file and select always run with this program option (Always use the selected program).


.DOWNLOAD converters

How is the conversion of DOWNLOAD format?

You can convert it online to ZIP for example using these converters:

  • Safari
  • Parallels Tools Center
  • YouTube Video Downloader Pro
  • Picasa Photo Viewer
  • Microsoft Office


About DOWNLOAD files

In this website you learn what is a file with the .download suffix, how to open, view, edit and convert it.

The download format can be opened in windows, mac and linux with the programs above.

If you have any comment or need help about the DOWNLOAD file or related software send it to us through the contact page.