DOWNLOADING File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DOWNLOADING file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DOWNLOADING files.

What is a DOWNLOADING file?

The .downloading file format was created by Pando Networks, Inc. as a data file format for their file sharing software. Popularly known as Pando, this file sharing tool was designed for Microsoft Windows and serves as a P2P (peer to peer) client data sharing program.These DOWNLOADING files contain incomplete data that is currently being downloaded to the user's computer by the Pando software from the P2P network. As soon as the data has been completely downloaded to the user's computer, Pando will rename the .downloading extension of the file to its original file format. For example, if an MP3 file is being downloaded from the P2P network by the Pando software, then the incomplete download file will have the .downloading extension. When the download completes, the file will have its original .mp3 extension.Also used as temporary data files by the Pando software, these .downloading files do not contain any human readable data that can be used for purposes other than the internal application functions of this P2P tool. This means it's best to leave these DOWNLOADING files alone, in order to ensure that the download is completed without issues by the Pando P2P program.

How to open DOWNLOADING files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DOWNLOADING for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different DOWNLOADING openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DOWNLOADING

While we know of one file format using the .DOWNLOADING 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 .DOWNLOADING file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DOWNLOADING files. Remember, different programs may use DOWNLOADING files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
uTorrentuTorrentUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DOWNLOADING-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DOWNLOADING-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!