How to open 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 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.

PARTIAL file openers, viewers, etc.

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.

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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with PARTIAL-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!