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Guide to Resume Interrupted Download in Chrome Browser

You were downloading your favorite game, movie or software on PC and suddenly your download was interrupted. Now, if the file was having a small size it would not take much time to download again. But consider if the size of the file was in GB's then? Downloading it again will consume more time and data. This will really get us tensed. We can resume the download if we were using a download manager, but most of us don't use a download manager, we just use the browser to download (most probably the Chrome browser).

Resume Interrupted Download in Chrome

The problem with Google's Chrome browser is that it doesn't allow us to resume the download from where it stopped. But don't worry my friend, here I am to help you.

I will tell you how you can resume your interrupted download in Chrome, but we will be using Mozilla Firefox Browser. So below is the Step by Step Guide to Resume Interrupted Download in Chrome using Mozilla Firefox.

Follow these steps to Resume download in Chrome,

Step 1:

In the Chrome Browser, go to History and copy the URL for the file which you want to resume the download for.

Now, open Mozilla Firefox and paste the URL link in the “Search or Enter address” bar and start to download the file in Mozilla Firefox.

Resume Failed Download in Chrome

Step 2:

When the file starts downloading then pause it.

Resume Failed Download in Chrome

Step 3:
Whenever a download in Firefox is interrupted, the files will be saved with “.part” extension.
Find the location of this file.

Resume Failed Download in Chrome

Step 4:
After finding the file, copy the file name (with the “.part” extension) and delete the file.

Resume Failed Download in Chrome

Step 5:
Whenever a download is interrupted in Chrome, the file is saved as “.crdownload”.Search for this file.
After finding the file, rename the file with the same name and extension which we copied some time earlier with “.part” extension.
In simple words, just change the file name extension from “.crdownload” to “.part” and save it in the same folder in which the Firefox had saved the file.

Resume Failed Download in Chrome

Step 6:
Open Firefox browser again and resume the download. Now, the download will resume from where Chrome browser had left due to interruption.

Resume Interrupted download in chrome

And your download is done!

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  1. Please add images to understand clearly.

    1. I have added the image.You can now check that out.Thanks.