How to Continue Downloading an Interrupted File in Google Chrome


We all know that it’s not smooth sailing all the time when it comes to our Internet connections. Sometimes, unfortunate things happen to our connection when we need them the most. One of the most frustrating Internet-related situations is when we’re downloading an important file or document from your browser. There are times wherein the download is halfway or just about to finish when it suddenly stops and you’ll get a network error, and you realized that you have to start the download all over again.

The good news with Google Chrome is, you can restart your download right from where your connection abandoned you. This may not be a big deal with other web browsers, but Google’s Chrome has no option to use the fragment of the file you already downloaded to get you towards 100% completion.

Below are the steps on how you can take your partially downloaded file and make it whole:

NOTE: Do not close your Chrome browser since doing it will delete the file’s partial download you have made.

STEP 1: Download the Wget, which is an application made for downloading files from web servers.

STEP 2: Change the destination folder of the installed files when installing Wget.

NOTE: It should not go into the Programs folder since you will need to move files to it.

STEP 3: Click Next to continue.

STEP 4: Find the partially downloaded file, then copy it.

STEP 5: Paste the partially downloaded file into the /Bin directory, which is inside of the Wget folder you have just installed.

STEP 6: Delete the “.crdownload” from the end of the partially downloaded file.

STEP 7: When prompted with a warning that changing the file name extension may cause the file to become unstable, click Yes.

STEP 8: Hold the [Shift] key, then click on the white blank space on the window that has the copied partial download, and then select the option Open command window here.

STEP 9: Now, navigate to chrome:\\downloads in your browser, right-click on the download, then select the option Copy link address.

STEP 10: In the Command window that opens up, type the command “wget -c” then paste in the URL you have copied from Chrome.

STEP 11: Hit the [Enter] key, then wait for the download to begin.

STEP 12: When the file transfer in the Command Prompt window says “100%” you will know that the file has finished downloading.

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