What is the Purpose of Files with the .downloadhost File Extension?

What is the .downloadhost file extension?

The .downloadhost file extension is associated with MSN Explorer, a web browser from Microsoft that integrates Windows Live features with the web browser. A .downloadhost file stores download settings for the MSN software and is commonly referred to as the MSN Download Settings File.

In case you are experiencing problems with a .downloadhost file then reregister the msnmetal.dll file to fix the issue. To achieve this, perform the steps illustrated below:

  1. Click the Start menu, and then click the Run command.
  2. In the Open box, paste the following command and press the Enter key.

regsvr32 c:\progra~1\msn\msncorefiles\msnmetal.dll

Important: If you are logged in to MSN, sign out and log in again.

If the error persists even after you have reregistered the msnmetal.dll file, then contact MSN support for further help.

In case you need to open a .downloadhost file but are unable to do so, then try opening the file with a file extension repair tool. These tools are designed to allow Windows users to open various file types.