CR download is known as a chrome partial download file. When you downloaded something from the Internet yet the file you were trying to get is not complete, then a crdownload file will be created to your download folder. And you may restore the download process or delete the crdownload file safely.
How to resume an interrupted download?
When downloading a file in chrome the web browser creates a CR download file in the Downloads folder on your computer. This file acts as a container for the data that is being downloaded through the web browser, once the download is complete chrome removes the CR download file extension and the completed file is ready for you to open. However, if the download is interrupted the temporary CR download file extension is left to mark the incomplete file.
An incomplete file cannot be open like a normal file since it does not share all the necessary data. If you close a web browser before you resume the file download, chrome will delete it to complete the download of the file, and to open it you need to resume the download and chrome to do this click the options menu and select downloads, then click resume on the interrupted download.
Way to open a crdownload file :
You can open your crdownload to your downloads folder. You will see a file there with a name dot crdownload along with some numbers. Now, this is a temporary file created by Google Chrome when downloading anything from the browser.
The short answer is that you cannot open this file. It is a temporary file and will be replaced by whatever you’ve downloaded from the browser. You can remove the crdownload file from the folder by navigating back to your Google Chrome session and if you navigate to the top right-hand side to the ellipsis left-click on downloads. It will bring up all the downloads that you had or previously had in your session. You can resume the downloading, now sometimes this might be corrupt and you will have to cancel it.
Now if you go back to your downloads folder. You may see that the downloaded file is now finished and has been replaced by the file and you can open that file now.