Ever so often, you find a file format that you have neither seen nor heard about yet. The .part extension files can be one of the m as they are generally not commonly seen or used . So, what do these .part extension files actually do? Well, t hese file extensions are primarily related to &qout;Partial Download&qout;. These PART files are actually the partially downloaded files from either the web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, or other downloading wizards and applications like eMule.
Let’s explain how the .part file format works.
Generally, some download managers divide a larger file into parts so that it can be downloaded easily. Each such portion is given the .part extension by the manager. Ultimately, after all such parts are downloaded, they are clubbed together and the aggregate file is renamed with the proper file extension. Thus, the PART files are the small bits of a large downloadable file.
Normally, these files are not in the usable conditions, apparently because they have not been downloaded completely. That is the reason you have rarely seen this type of file extension or even knew this existed. Only once all the parts are downloaded, a file becomes fit to open and use. However, if the PART is a text document, it might well be opened with the Word Processor; otherwise, these files contain no more than corrupted data which is of no use.
The programs which use the files with .part extension are Go!Zilla (used by Mozilla products for a partial download) and eMule. The .part extension cannot be opened themselves as there is no suitable software to run such types of files. This is simply because these are not completely downloaded and thus, are not compatible enough to be opened with any such program. However, there are programs available which can help to restart or continue the download so that the complete file can be retrieved in case there is an interrupted download .
The &qout;File View Pro&qout; and the &qout;Partial Download&qout; are two options which may help to view the data contained by PART. It is highly recommended be to be absolutely sure before opening such a file as there are high risks of viruses and malware being contained by them. Thus, the experts always suggest a scan for the Windows Registry to check for invalid file associations.
Open PART File on Windows OS
- Look for an PART file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
- If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open PART file
- If you have a program which can open PART file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the PART file
- If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “PART wiki”, “how to open PART file” in the search engine.
- Once you find the application, install it on your computer
- After the program is installed double-click on the PART file to open it
File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open PART file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open PART file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open PART file.