Information about the .part (part) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .part (part) file type.

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.

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .part files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .part. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.