.downloadhost

File Type Generic IconMSN Download Settings File
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Stores file download settings for MSN software; included with the MSN installation and required for downloading files and checking e-mail; typically named "MSN#.downloadhost."

If the Downloadhost file becomes corrupt or is missing, the MSN software may display a "Downloadhost File" error. To recover the Downloadhost file, first select "Run..." from the Windows Start menu. Then type the following in the text box:

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

This should restore the Downloadhost file and allow MSN to download files and e-mail messages again.

Also see the related .MAILHOST entry.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft MSN software

Updated 2007
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