The File Extensions Database

.CRDOWNLOAD File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Text and Binary

What is an .CRDOWNLOAD file?

.CRDOWNLOAD is Chrome Partially Downloaded File

A CRDOWNLOAD file is a partially downloaded file created by the Google Chrome web browser. It stores the contents of a file as it is being received by the browser and uses the ".crdownload" extension to mark the download as incomplete until it is finished, at which point the ".crdownload" extension is removed.

Google Chrome appends the ".crdownload" extension to files as they are downloaded. For example, the file myMovie.avi would have the name myMovie.avi.crdownload. Once the download is complete, Chrome removes the ".crdownload" extension and the file is ready to be used. You will most likely only see CRDOWNLOAD files in your "Downloads" folder or in the download status bar at the bottom of your Chrome web browser window during a download.

If your Chrome download was interrupted before it was finished, it may be possible to recover a portion of the file. Simply delete the ".crdownload" extension then attempt to open it with the appropriate program. For example, some audio and video file types can still be played by a media player even though they are not yet fully downloaded. If you try this method and still cannot open the file you should delete the file and download it again.

NOTE: CRDOWNLOAD files are similar to .DOWNLOAD files used by Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

Programs that open Chrome Partially Downloaded File
Google Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome

How to solve problems with CRDOWNLOAD files

  • Associate the CRDOWNLOAD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CRDOWNLOAD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CRDOWNLOAD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CRDOWNLOAD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CRDOWNLOAD is Chrome Partially Downloaded File. Because only the current version supports the latest CRDOWNLOAD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .CRDOWNLOAD is Chrome Partially Downloaded File update.
  • To make sure that your CRDOWNLOAD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.