CRDOWNLOAD File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CRDOWNLOAD file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CRDOWNLOAD files.

What is a CRDOWNLOAD file?

A .CRDOWNLOAD file is a Google Chrome Partial Download file. Files that contain the .crdownload file extension are associated with the Google Chrome Internet browser. The files with the .crdownload file suffix store partial file downloads that are being performed with the Chrome Web browser.

The Google Chrome Internet browser was created by Google to compete with the other popular website browsers, such as Firefox and Internet Explorer, and was released in 2008.When the Google Chrome Web browser is downloading a file, it will save the incomplete download with the .crdownload file extension until the file has completed the download process.

Once the browser has completed the download, it will rename the file with the proper file extension.

How to open CRDOWNLOAD files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CRDOWNLOAD for different purposes. We have identified 1 CRDOWNLOAD opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of CRDOWNLOAD file.

Programs that open these files

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Suggest another file format using extension CRDOWNLOAD

While we know of one file format using the .CRDOWNLOAD file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CRDOWNLOAD file.