- File type: Downloads
- Description: Chrome Partially Downloaded Files. Google Chrome download in progress. Chrome resume download.
- File Extension: .CRDOWNLOAD
What is a .CRDOWNLOAD file
The meaning of a CRDownload file extension is a file downloaded in the chrome browser or Chromium. This type can be in one of the following status:
- Partially downloaded or in progress.
- A cancelled download.
- A paused download
If you see a CRDOWNLOAD type on your computer make sure you are not already downloading something. If you are downloading a file then it is a partially downloaded file if not is uncompleted.
Usually .crdownload files are incomplete. It is the file name and the crdownload suffix. When the download process finishes google chrome deletes it automatically from the system in the downloads folder. If there is an interruption it will not be possible to delete it automatically. In this case the user will have to delete it manually.
In general this format is useless. It can not be viewed or recovered. But before deleting it, make sure you run chrome. The browser will do some checks in the it.
How to recover or convert .CRDOWNLOAD files
If you are using Google Chrome or Chromium your download is is this format before finishes. If there is an interruption you can recover the files partially.
- Search for your crdownload.
- Delete the extension .crdownload.
- Open with the appropiate program. Depending on the download type it can be a document, an image, a video.
- If it doesn’t work you will have to download it again.
How to open CRDownload Files online free
The following openers for a crdownload are available online. Select an opener or reader application and download it.
- Chromium of Google Chrome
Convert to PDF
You can try to rename the .crdownload to .pdf to convert it. If it is a valid PDF it can be read with some free reader.
What is a unconfirmed CRDownload?
These files are a stopped or paused download. You can delete it if you don’t want to resume the download, if not you have to keep it.
What if you can’t delete it ?
How to convert from CrDownload to MP4?
There is no way to do the conversion online and free. However, if the downloaded file is a MP4 then you can rename it to convert to .MP4. This will be like a conversion.
For example, video.crdownload will be renamed to video.mp4
What is a Unconfirmed CRDownload Virus?
The unconfirmed virus is a file, with the name 325046.crdownload that is a virus. It is a trojan virus. The idea of this archive is to access remotely to steal information. Be aware and don’t download any filename like this.
Can I resume ?
To resume it you have to manually unpause or resume the download files in the downloads folder.
Can I Delete the files safely?
You can delete crdownload files safely if the download is finished. However if the download is paused or running you have to wait for it to finish.
How to view downloads in Chrome
- Open Google Chrome Browser
- Type in the navigation bar chrome://downloads/ or click CTRL + J
There you can view and delete the downloads in Google Chrome the completed ones and also the failed and unconfirmed.
How to create a .CRDOWNLOAD
You can’t create these partially downloaded files with crdownload extension for yourself. Only Google Chrome creates them when a download starts.