File extension CRDOWNLOAD

File type Google Chrome Incomplete Download Format
Developer Google

What is CRDOWNLOAD file?

Files with the .CRDOWNLOAD extension contain data that is currently being downloaded by the Chrome web browser or data relevant to a paused download, they are unique to their software.

The formatting is similar to the more universal DOWNLOAD files. Until a file is not downloaded and potentially fully verified by the software, this extension is added at the end of the target file name. When download has been successfully completes the extension is removed, recreating the original file name.

Program(s) that can open the .CRDOWNLOAD file


If you cannot open the CRDOWNLOAD file on your computer - there may be several reasons. The first and most important reason (the most common) is the lack of a suitable application that supports CRDOWNLOAD among those that are installed on your computer.

A very simple way to solve this problem is to find and download the appropriate application. The first part of the task has already been done – the software supporting the CRDOWNLOAD file can be found below. Now just download and install the appropriate application.

This site also defines other possible causes causing the problems with CRDOWNLOAD files.

Possible problems with the files that are in the CRDOWNLOAD format

The inability to open and operate the CRDOWNLOAD file does not necessarily mean that you do not have an appropriate software installed on your computer. There may be other problems that also block our ability to operate the Google Chrome Incomplete Download Format file. Below is a list of possible problems.

  • Corruption of a CRDOWNLOAD file which is being opened
  • Incorrect links to the CRDOWNLOAD file in registry entries.
  • Accidental deletion of the description of the CRDOWNLOAD from the Windows registry
  • Incomplete installation of an application that supports the CRDOWNLOAD format
  • The CRDOWNLOAD file which is being opened is infected with an undesirable malware.
  • The computer does not have enough hardware resources to cope with the opening of the CRDOWNLOAD file.
  • Drivers of equipment used by the computer to open a CRDOWNLOAD file are out of date.

If you are sure that all of these reasons do not exist in your case (or have already been eliminated), the CRDOWNLOAD file should operate with your programs without any problem. If the problem with the CRDOWNLOAD file has not been solved, it may be due to the fact that in this case there is also another rare problem with the CRDOWNLOAD file. In this case, the only you can do is to ask for assistance of a professional staff.

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How to link the file with an installed software?

If you want to associate a file with a new program (e.g. my-file.CRDOWNLOAD) you have two ways to do it. The first and the easiest one is to right-click on the selected CRDOWNLOAD file. From the drop-down menu select "Choose default program", then click "Browse" and find the desired program. The whole operation must be confirmed by clicking OK.

Is there a universal way to open unknown files?

Many files contain data in the form of text or numbers. It is possible that while opening unknown files (e.g. CRDOWNLOAD) a popular Windows simple text editor, which is Notebook will allow us to see some of the data encoded in the file. This method allows you to preview the contents of many files, but probably not in such a structure as a program dedicated to support them.