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


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.


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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