Downloaded Win7 iso file question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sfscott, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. sfscott macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I'm getting ready to do a bootcamp install and bought/downloaded Win7 Home Premium from the MS website.

    When it finally downloaded, the file extension says .iso.part

    As we speak, I'm burning the image to a DVD, so I don't know if it works properly, but what does the .part mean?

    Did it download correctly?

    When I was downloading, there was a zero k file with a .iso extension and a separate file with a .part extension that incremented in size as the download progressed. Can someone explain this?
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    If, after the download claims to be complete, you're left with a .part file then the download failed at some point. .part is used to denote the completed partition of the download, and prevent you from opening it (nothing on your mac will be set to open .part files). The ISO is what you need, if it's 0kb then clearly it's not complete.

    You'll need to restart the download. Trash the .iso and .iso.part beforehand.

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