File type: Mozilla Partially Downloaded File
The DOWNLOAD represents a partially downloaded file by the Download Manager component of the Mozilla Firefox Web browser program. This file represents that it is either currently being actively downloaded or awaiting for additional download resource to completely retrieve the target file.
This may also signify a file which the user has intentionally stopped the downloading process for one reason or another. The downloading of the file with the DOWNLOAD file extension can be resumed by the user once an active Internet connection under the same Web browser initiated the downloading. This file extension is normally replaced with the appropriated format once the downloading process of the file has been successfully completed.
Under the Mozilla Firefox Web browser, the user has the option of pausing, cancelling, and resuming the download process along with the functionality of specifying the exact location where the downloaded file should be stored by the application. Currently, there are duplications of coding that relate to the path name and file validation process used by the browser and its external helper application service caused by the lack of an overall simplified API to cover the file transfer coalescing process.
Category: Web Files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Mozilla Firefox
Open with Linux: Mozilla Firefox
There are instances wherein the download process becomes sluggish. This is probably caused by the DOWNLOAD file extension having a long download history. Essentially, when a paused download process receives a resume instruction, the application initially verifies the download history to check on the status of the download file, identify the point where the process was stopped, and the sites involved in the downloading process.
The DOWNLOAD file extension normally does not support Torrents. The Download Manager component of Mozilla Firefox has also undergone significant changes with the introduction of the Firefox 3. It continuously supports the development of decreasing the efforts involved in the use of the Download Manager including the improvement of the interaction between the user and the software.
It supports two essential processes involved in the file downloading operation - controlling and watching the download progress, and locating files that the user has downloaded in the past.