Opening PARTIAL files

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

Software that will open, convert or fix PARTIAL 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.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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