How to Resume a Failed Download in Chrome using Firefox

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Google chrome being the strongest competitor in the war of Web browsers still lacks the feature of resuming downloads. Or at least an advanced download manager. Well, there’s a chrome://flag that enables this feature, but unfortunately has never worked. For the power chrome users, here’s a quick tutorial on how you can resume download in chrome using Firefox.

This case can be considered when a large file like zip gets failed and you have to start it over again. Firefox is the best option if you’re not comfortable with additional download manager software.

  1. Locate the Failed download. Press Ctrl+J and copy the download link.
  2. Now, download the same file in Firefox by pasting the download link you just copied.
  3. Let, Firefox download some Mb of data(maybe 2 0r 3mb) and pause it.
  4. Locate the this downloading file that you just paused and copy it’s file name. Let’s say file name is the_file.part. Firefox downloads have .part extension and chrome downloads have .crdownload extension.
  5. Now, all you have to do is locate the failed download of chrome and rename it with “the_file” and also change the extension from .crdownload to .part. You’ll get a warning saying it to be a corrupt file, but, don’t worry it’s fine.
  6. Now, you have two files with same name and extension. All you have to do replace the failed chrome download that you just renamed with the Firefox download. Copy the renamed chrome download and in the Firefox downloads folder and hit replace.
  7. You’re done. Now, just run the download that you paused in Firefox. Instead of fresh start, the file will start downloading from where you left off in chrome.

By the way, 1 more reason Firefox is best. Hail Firefox! (Ahooo! Ahooo! Ahooo!)

Source: Resume A Failed Chrome Download From Where It Left Off | AddictiveTips

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