Type: Web Files

Acronym: Chrome Partially Downloaded File

Opens With: Google Chrome

File created by the Google Chrome Web browser; stores the contents of a partially downloaded file as it is being received by the browser; marks the download as incomplete until it is finished; also prevents users from attempting to open in-progress downloads.

Google Chrome adds the ".crdownload" extension to files as they are downloaded. For example, the file myMovie.avi would have the name myMovie.avi.crdownload. Once the download is complete, Chrome removes the ".crdownload" extension.

NOTE: CRDOWNLOAD files are similar to .DOWNLOAD files used by Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

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