.CRDOWNLOAD File Extension

File Type:
Chrome Partially Downloaded File

Having trouble opening .crdownload extension? Don't panic! This page explains what crdownload files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open crdownload files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CRDOWNLOAD file?

Crdownload file extension has Chrome Partially Downloaded file type, developed by Google, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

When Google Chrome starts a download, it immediately creates a support file with the .CRDOWNLOAD extension. That file holds the contents of the file that user is currently downloading. When the download is complete, the ".crdownload" extension vanishes leaving you with the normal file that has an original extension. CRDOWNLOAD files function similar to .DOWNLOAD files created when downloading files with Apple’s Safari Browser or Mozilla Firefox.   

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

crdownload file icon
File Type:
Chrome Partially Downloaded File
Misc Files
Text and Binary

How to open CRDOWNLOAD file?

Double click the crdownload file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .crdownload extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the crdownload extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the crdownload file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CRDOWNLOAD files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the crdownload file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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