Files with the .CRDOWNLOAD extension contain data partially downloaded by the download manager of the Google Chrome Internet browser. The file can be of any type, however until its complete download, its extension is stored as .CRDOWNLOAD. If downloading of a file is stopped, the file may remain in a download folder. Sometime it is possible to reinitiate such download in the Chrome browser, or to open a partially downloaded file by erasing the .CRDOWNLOAD extension from its file name.
.CRDOWNLOAD files are created automatically, and the extension is added on the end of the full name of a target file. For instance – for a file named movie.mp4, during download, in the Chrome’s download folder it will operate under the name: movie.mp4.CRDOWNLOAD. The default catalogue, in which such files are stored, is the Downloaded subfolder in the user’s catalogue. It is worth to verify its content, in order to delate unnecessary files covering disc space.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support CRDOWNLOAD files. CRDOWNLOAD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CRDOWNLOAD files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with CRDOWNLOAD extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with CRDOWNLOAD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CRDOWNLOAD files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Google Chrome or different compatible program, such as Chromium. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support CRDOWNLOAD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Google Chrome installed is by going to developer’s website (Google Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening CRDOWNLOAD files still occur even after installing Google Chrome, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Google Chrome is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Google Chrome installed, it may not support CRDOWNLOAD format. The latest version of Google Chrome should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate CRDOWNLOAD files with latest version of Google Chrome you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the CRDOWNLOAD file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the CRDOWNLOAD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. CRDOWNLOAD file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the CRDOWNLOAD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the CRDOWNLOAD file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open CRDOWNLOAD files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Chrome Partially Downloaded Format files. It may be the case that the CRDOWNLOAD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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