File extension .PARTIAL
|Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Partial Download Format
The PARTIAL file extension is used to denote partially downloaded files created by one of the popular web browsers, Internet Explorer. The purpose of creating these files is to ensure that partly completed downloads are not lost if there is a disruption in the connection or an unexpected interruption in the downloading process. A PARTIAL file contains all the information that has been downloaded before the interruption and may be resumed.
How to Open a PARTIAL File?
A PARTIAL file cannot be opened directly but must be used in combination with the original file. For instance, if you were downloading a music album from the internet, then the original link contains the entire album and the PARTIAL file will contain only the information that have been previously downloaded. The download manager has to resume the download using both sources for re-constructing the entire file.
Similar File Extensions
Certain web browsers use similar file extensions for partially downloaded files, including TMP,.CHK,.PART,.~GJ,.TMP~, and.~SF.
Programs for WINDOWS system
After installing the required software, the operating system will usually automatically associate an unknown file type (in this case .PARTIAL) with the new application. If this does not happen, we can help the system a bit by selecting the software for it, which it should always use to open files with the .PARTIAL extension.
When choosing the software we can select the system to use this software every time.
Using it for the first time it is good to check whether the .PARTIAL file opened in the application can be read by us and opens in a way that allows us to use it. If everything is in order, select this option the next time you open a file with the .PARTIAL extension. However, if the file has not opened correctly, we have to look for a different software, with which we can open files with the .PARTIAL extension. Select a different software from our list and install it on your computer. After the software is installed, repeat inspection openings of a .PARTIAL file. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.
If none of the programs listed by us to work with the .PARTIAL file has not meet your expectations, you can try searching other websites. But remember to avoid downloading programs "that can open any file". These applications not only have very limited functionality, but may also expose you to expense tens of dollars when purchasing a license.
In the vast majority of cases you will find the program dedicated to support the .PARTIAL file, or any other file format. In addition, there is a chance that it will be a free program, and its functionality (concerning the .PARTIAL file) will be extended to the maximum.
It is also good to check
- if the .PARTIAL file has no errors
- or if it has been copied (or downloaded by the browser) thoroughly
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