Google-chrome – Why is the chrome failing to download some files


Often my Chrome fails to download a file (Failed - Network error). When i try to download it with Opera or Firefox it downloads without a problem. If i try multiple times with chrome it keeps failing. What is causing this behavior? Could it be spyware, compatibility bugs am i one of the few or does this happen to most?

It feels like this happens more often when I try to download from busy file hosting sites but I did not put sufficient research in this to say for sure. I love chrome but this has been a common problem for maybe over a year now and no updates fixed it.

Best Answer

  1. Check for malware

  2. Make sure Google Chrome is allowed in your antivirus and firewall settings

  3. Adjust your proxy settings

  4. Clear your cookies:

    a. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.

    b. Select Settings.

    c. Click Show advanced settings.

    d. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings .

    e. In the "Cookies" section, click the All cookies and site data.

    f. Click Remove all.

    g. Click X to close the dialog.