PARTIAL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PARTIAL file?

Files that contain the .partial file extension are most commonly associated with files that have been partially downloaded from the Internet. A variety of different download managers use the .partial file suffix when a file download is in progress.

When a file download has been completed, the .partial file extension will be replaced with the file's proper file extension. For example, if an MP3 file is being downloaded with a program that uses the .partial file extension, the file would be downloaded as songname.partial during the download process. Once the file had completed downloading it would be renamed as songname.mp3.

How to open PARTIAL 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 PARTIAL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different PARTIAL openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PARTIAL

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PARTIAL files. Remember, different programs may use PARTIAL 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
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
LhacaLhacaUser submitted
BandizipBandizipUser submitted
Instant AccessInstant AccessUser submitted
Fugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversFugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversUser submitted
PriceGong HomepagePriceGong HomepageUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PARTIAL-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 PARTIAL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!