What is crdownload File? How Can I Open or Delete It?

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a file with the extension “.crdownload” on your computer that you can’t open and can’t even delete. But if you find that it is always there and not downloading, or even if you don’t need the file anymore, then you can delete it by following the method in this article.

What is crdownload file

In fact, crdownload means that your Chrome browser may be downloading a file.

In my own experience, I often encounter this kind of file with the extension crdownload on my Mac, which, as mentioned earlier, means that Chrome still has files to download.


How to open crdownload files

1 open Google Chrome and click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner to open the menu, select “Download Content”.

2 then check if there is a file, if there is, click “Continue”, and then wait for the file download to complete, then the crdownload format file will become a normal file format.

3. If you don’t have Google Chrome installed on your computer, you can delete the file directly, because crdownload is a cache file left by Google Chrome when browsing websites.

How to delete crdownload files

The most annoying thing is that if you try to delete crdowload directly, it will show the message “Can’t put the item xxxx.crdownload into Trash because it can’t be deleted”.

Then how can I delete the crdownload file? It is very simple, just reboot your computer. After restarting, the file will disappear on its own

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If your computer has a .crdownload file like mine and you want to delete it, just reboot your computer and it will disappear.

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