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Is it possible to access content of file while it is downloading?. I meant how to open partially downloaded file?

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It depends on what you are trying to get out of a *.crdownload. It mostly contains metadata for Chrome to be able to restart the download.

You could use strings to read the printable character from the file like so:

$ strings 461304.crdownload

But that isn't going to tell you a lot if it is something like an image or song.

To actually restart the download, you can open it in Chrome.

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In many cases,We can just remove .crdownloaded extension to access the file that are partially downloaded.But by this method, we cannot access the file while it is downloading .

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