.crdownload

File Type Chrome Partially Downloaded File IconChrome Partially Downloaded File
File Format Proprietary (Google)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

A CRDOWNLOAD file is temporary file created by Google Chrome when a file is downloaded within the web browser. It serves as a placeholder while the file is being downloaded. As the download progresses, the size of the CRDOWNLOAD file continues to grow. When the download completes, the ".crdownload" extension is automatically removed and is replaced with the original file extension.

Since CRDOWNLOAD files contain incomplete data, they are not meant to be opened manually. Additionally, double-clicking a CRDOWNLOAD file will not automatically resume the download if it has been paused. Instead, if you find a CRDOWNLOAD file in your Downloads folder, you should open Chrome, then select Window → Downloads. You can then click "Resume" next to the partially downloaded file to resume the download.

Info About Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google. It uses the WebKit engine to render webpages, which is the same engine used by Apple's Safari web browser. Chrome is designed to be a fast and lightweight browser that supports the latest HTML and CSS Web standards.

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Updated July 25, 2012
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