RESUME File - opening and understanding

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

What is a RESUME file?

The .resume file format is used by Netscape SmartDownload to save digital media with partially downloaded content. These RESUME files are classified as temporary files that may also be generated by other download management tools and applets aside from the Netscape SmartDownload application.A RESUME file may contain data associated with the media file that's currently being downloaded by Netscape SmartDownload. These .resume files are normally stored in the same directory where the user chose to download the associated media files.Opening these .resume files by using the application that created it may instruct the program to continue the download process for the associated media. These RESUME files may also contain code that's relevant to the Web directory location of the corresponding media file among other pieces of information, which can allow Netscape SmartDownload to properly download the file, or to continue with the download process without issues (in case the download process abruptly stops for any reason).

How to open RESUME 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 RESUME for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different RESUME openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RESUME

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of RESUME files. Remember, different programs may use RESUME 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 software that we know for certain will work with RESUME-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 RESUME-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!