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What are PART files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PART file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PART files.

What is a PART file?

PART files are files that have only been partially downloaded by a download application. This happens when a user's download manager stores a portion of the file that you are downloading on your hard drive as the download is occurring.

Certain download managers will break large downloads up into smaller downloads, giving each portion of the download the .part extension. The download manager will then combine all of the .part files into the complete file after the download has finished. At this time, the combined .part files will be renamed with the proper file extension.

Popular programs that commonly use the .part file extension include eMule and Go!Zilla. While .part files cannot be opened themselves, there are programs that can help you continue the download and retrieval process if a download is interrupted.

How to open PART files

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

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single PART opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 13, 2012

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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