The File Extensions Database

.APPDOWNLOAD File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .APPDOWNLOAD file?

.APPDOWNLOAD is Mac App Store Partially Downloaded App

An APPDOWNLOAD file is a file created by App Store, a program included with Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later that allows users to purchase macOS (OS X) software. It saves the contents of a purchased .APP file as it's being downloaded from the store.

When the download is complete, the ".appdownload" file extension is removed from the downloaded application in the /Applications/ directory.

Programs that open Mac App Store Partially Downloaded App
Apple App Store

How to solve problems with APPDOWNLOAD files

  • Associate the APPDOWNLOAD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any APPDOWNLOAD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.APPDOWNLOAD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the APPDOWNLOAD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .APPDOWNLOAD is Mac App Store Partially Downloaded App. Because only the current version supports the latest APPDOWNLOAD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .APPDOWNLOAD is Mac App Store Partially Downloaded App update.
  • To make sure that your APPDOWNLOAD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.