An Internet connection can sometimes be unpredictable, and a sudden disconnection while downloading a large file can be frustrating. However, with Google Chrome, you can resume downloads if they exit unexpectedly.
Resuming downloads using the Chrome Download Manager
Google Chrome uses an integrated download manager to view all your downloads ̵
Note: On some sites, you can not resume a download if it does not finish the first time around. Certain web servers do not remember your request to download the file and force them to start over.
To open the Download Manager, type
chrome: // downloads into the Omnibox and press Enter. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + J on Windows or Command + J on macOS.
In the list of downloads, locate the failed item and click Continue.
If everything is OK, the download will resume from where it left off before disconnecting.
Resuming Downloads with WGet
If the download can not be resumed after pressing the button, you have another way to try it. It uses the command line, a free software, and requires the partially downloaded file. While the command line may be somewhat daunting for some users, we'll work through it step by step so you can easily understand it.
WGet is an open source application for Linux, macOS and Windows of the GNU Project, which retrieves files over the Internet. It is a command-line tool that allows aborted downloads to continue directly from Web servers.
Go to the WGet download page and find the package that's right for your system. We use the Windows version for this guide, but it should be the same on all operating systems.
Install / extract content after completing downloading WGet to a folder that is easy to remember. Since it's mainly used to continue downloading Chrome and uses the partially downloaded file, we'll just put it in Chrome's default download folder for convenience. Right-click the source file's Web site, and then choose Link Address copy".
. Then click More (three dots)) and then select "Open Downloads Folder".
. Locate the file, right-click it, and then choose Rename. "
. Remove the ".crdownload" extension at the end of the file and press Enter.
Sometimes Chrome gives a download a default name of "Unconfirmed.crdownload." In this case, you must rename the entire file.You can retrieve the original file name from the source's previously copied URL, for example, our source URL is
http://website.com/your/file/here/126.96.36.199.exe which states that "188.8.131.52.exe" is the file name.
A message indicates that the file may be unusable will change if you change the extension. " Yes ".
Now open the Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (macOS) and navigate to the Download folder (Windows). that is,
C: Users Users Downloads ), which contains the file and the extracted executable WGet file. Type wget -c
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