The CRDOWNLOAD extension is basically a temporary file that has been created by Google. Every time when a file is downloaded within the browser, this extension comes into play. It serves to be a placeholder where the file is being downloaded. During the download process, the .CRDOWNLOAD file’s size keeps growing.
Once the download is completed, the CRDOWNLOAD file extension is removed automatically and is then replaced with the actual file format. It can be stated that the CRDOWNLOAD extension comprises of an incomplete data that is actually not meant to be executed manually. Moreover, if the user double-clicks on the CRDOWNLOAD file, it is not going to automatically restart the download in case it has been paused.
In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .CRDOWNLOAD file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:
A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .CRDOWNLOAD file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .CRDOWNLOAD file, so download the update and check again.
If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:
It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.