CRDOWNLOAD files: what are they and how do I open them?

crdownload file icon Are you facing difficulties opening unknown files on your computer, or wondering exactly what this file is?
We've got the information and best software solutions for opening these files effortlessly.

Chrome partial download file

The crdownload extension is used for files representing allocated space for currently downloaded files through the Chrome web browser.

Once the download process is completed, these files revert back to their original extensions.

Further details:

The .crdownload file is a temporary file used by Google Chrome to store the progress of a file currently being downloaded.

It is created when you start downloading a file through Google Chrome and is automatically deleted once the download is complete.

If the download is interrupted or paused, the .crdownload file remains in your download directory to reserve the space and store the partially downloaded data. This ensures that the download is resumed later from where it left off instead of starting over.

If you see a .crdownload file in your default Downloads directory, it usually means it is not completely downloaded.

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Google Chrome

A popular web browser from Google

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Google Chrome for Mac

Mac version of the popular web browser from Google

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Google Chrome for Linux

Linux version of the popular web browser from Google

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Google Chrome OS

An operating system for Chromebook computers

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Chromium for Linux

A Linux version of popular open source web browser

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Open source web browser from Google

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Chromium for Mac

Mac version of the popular open source web browser

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Chromium OS

A pure web thin client operating system

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.pdf" has the file extension "pdf". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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In our database, we have collected a huge number of different file extensions, detailed descriptions, and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with the file extensions listed in our database.
This database is an invaluable resource for users who want to understand better file extensions and what they can do with them. It also allows users to know different file types with the same purpose.

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We have verified every software listed in our database. The software listed in our database includes links to the developer's or software's website. These links should allow you to download the right program for each file type. Using verified software from reputable sources helps minimize the risk of malware and viruses infecting your computer.