Files with crdownload suffix are partially downloaded files that are either still being downloaded by Chrome / Chromium web browsers or were not completed at all. Once the download is finished, the extension of these files is restored back to the original.

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CRDOWNLOAD file extension - Google Chrome incomplete download

What is crdownload file? How to open crdownload files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

crdownload file icon: crdownload filetype icon

File extension crdownload is primarily related to the Google Chrome and Chromium web browsers and used for one of its default file types.

A .crdownload file represents incomplete download that has been initiated with Google Chrome / Chromium. Under normal circumstances, this extension is changed back to the original once the download is finished.

Under normal circumstances, users should not encounter these files as they are either finished, or deleted by Chrome in case of interrupted download. The only way you see these files is because of crash or download still in progress.

This most likely is used for the purposes of reserving disk space for the download to prevent crashes and other issues that would prevent a successful file download.

Previous versions of Google Chrome also used download file extension until it has been replaced by crdownload.

The default software associated to crdownload file type:

Google Chrome icon

Google Inc. logo Google Chrome  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Google Chrome is popular Internet browser for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The core of the Chrome uses very fast Chrome Blink (Webkit fork) layout engine. Chrome Blink layout engine is regarded as one of the fastest layout engines for viewing websites and for work with JavaScript.

Google Chrome for Mac icon

Google Inc. logo Google Chrome for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Google Chrome for Mac is one from the most used Internet browsers on Mac computers. Chrome uses a fork of WebKit layout engine called the Blink that is regarded as one of the fastest layout engines for viewing websites and for work with JavaScript.

Chrome contains many useful functions such as high security, malware blocking, stability, easy user interface, themes and extensions. Extensions and web apps are available in the Chrome Web Store.

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Help how to open CRDOWNLOAD files:

In most cases, there is really no way to access these files. Some multimedia files can perhaps be played, but it is likely that you will experience errors or the file might not load at all.

How to convert file with extension CRDOWNLOAD:

These files cannot be converted, because their download has not been successfuly finished. You can convert the original file once the download is done.

Find conversions from crdownload file:

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List of software applications associated to the .crdownload file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open crdownload file, edit crdownload file, convert crdownload file, view crdownload file, play crdownload file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the crdownload files.

  • Create crdownload file
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Programs that can create crdownload file - Google Chrome incomplete download

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Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with crdownload file by default:
Google Chrome small icon Google Chrome
Other suggested software:
Chromium small icon Chromium

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with crdownload file by default:
Google Chrome for Mac small icon Google Chrome for Mac
Other suggested software:
Chromium for Mac small icon Chromium for Mac

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