DOWNLOADHOST File Type

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What are DOWNLOADHOST files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DOWNLOADHOST file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DOWNLOADHOST file?

Files that contain the .downloadhost file extension are most commonly associated with Microsoft download settings for a variety of MSN applications. The .downloadhost file extension does not pertain to any particular file format or application.

DOWNLOADHOST files are the files that hold the settings for a user's MSN software and a user who is using Windows Live ID and other Windows applications must have a properly functioning DOWNLOADHOST file in order to use the application for IM and email purposes.

DOWNLOADHOST files contain the download settings for a variety of different Microsoft applications. These download settings may include information about file checksums, data transfers, packets, protocols and other details that are needed for an application download.

How to open DOWNLOADHOST files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DOWNLOADHOST file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DOWNLOADHOST file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: December 4, 2010

Suggest another file format using extension DOWNLOADHOST

While we know of one file format using the .DOWNLOADHOST file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DOWNLOADHOST file.