Opening DOWNLOADHOST files

Did your computer fail to open a DOWNLOADHOST file? We explain what DOWNLOADHOST files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your DOWNLOADHOST 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.

Software that will open, convert or fix DOWNLOADHOST files

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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