What is a .PARTIAL File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you came across a file with the .partial extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .partial file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PARTIAL file?

The .PARTIAL file extension comes from Internet Explorer Partially Downloaded File. This file extension was developed by Microsoft. The file has the binary format, and it is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .partial file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PARTIAL file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PARTIAL file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .PARTIAL file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .partial file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Internet Explorer software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Internet Explorer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PARTIAL file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Internet Explorer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PARTIAL file?

If you cannot open the .PARTIAL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PARTIAL file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .partimg – Partimage File, .pas – Embarcadero Technologies, .pas – Niklaus Wirth, .passwordwallet4 – Selznick Scientific Software, .pat – Synology. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PARTIAL file with the Microsoft Internet Explorer program on Windows.