Is it possible to convert temporary Chrome .crdownload files to a macOS .app file?

How to convert crdownload to app file

A .crdownload file is a temporary file created by Google Chrome for files being downloaded. You must complete the file download (in this case an .app file for macOS applications) if you need to convert a .crdownload file to a .app file format.

Complete the file download

Open Chrome and go to the Downloads page (you can access this by typing chrome://downloads/ in the address bar). If the download has been paused, resume it. If the download is stuck or failed, restart it from the source address.

Check the file

Once the download is complete, the .crdownload extension should automatically be removed, and you should see the file with the .app extension if it was an APK file initially.

Manually rename the file (if necessary)

  • If the download is complete but the file still has the .crdownload extension, you can rename it manually. Right-click on the file and select Rename, then change the extension from .crdownload to .app.

Verify the APP file

  • Verify that the APP file works correctly. If the download is not finished, the app file will be corrupted and will not work due to missing data and integrity.


There isn't a direct tool to convert the .crdownload file to the .app file because the .crdownload file is just an incomplete download. The first step is to ensure the download completes correctly. If the file remains as .crdownload, renaming it after download completion should allow you to use it as the APP file. You can use it on your macOS computer. If you encounter any issues, you might need to re-download the file to ensure it is not corrupted.

Simply put, it is impossible to convert CRDOWNLOAD to APP directly.
Thus, there is no so-called crdownload to app converter or a free online .crdownload to .app converter.

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