How to fix File Download Errors on Google Chrome browser

Errors during browsing are pretty common in all the web browsers. However, we need to understand that behind every error there is a technical side or perhaps a glitch that is making it happen. We at TheWindowsClub have been making an effort to troubleshoot the most common errors associated with all the popular browsers. This time around we will explain how to fix the file download errors that crop up in Google Chrome.

The error is pretty irritating especially if you are in a hurry and intend to download an important attachment or any other file. This problem also persists when you try to download new apps, themes, extensions or even files with other extensions. Listed below is a list of errors that usually plague Chrome browsers and also a brief of how you can resolve the same,

chrome download errors

Chrome Download errors

If you receive any of these Chrome browser download errors, then this post will show you how to unblock files and fix these download errors on a Windows PC:

  • Virus scan failed or virus detected error
  • Download Blocked
  • No file Error
  • Forbidden error
  • Disk Full error
  • Network Failed Error

Needless to say, nothing works if you are not connected to the internet, so the first step should always involve checking out your connection. Check that your Internet connection is working, clear your browser cache and try again. Also, try to force resume the file download by clicking on “Resume.” Another way is to try and resume the download after a time gap.

1] Virus scan failed or virus detected error

It’s crystal clear that your virus scanning software might have blocked the download and you can simply open the antivirus tool and check the details on why the file was blocked. Yet another possibility is that the Windows Attachment Manager has already removed the file that you tried to download. Check your Windows Internet security settings for download preferences.

2] Download Blocked

This is yet another peculiar issue that is persistent with certain websites and file downloads. On Windows, this issue is usually caused when the Windows Attachment Manager has removed the file you had tried to download or perhaps your file was blocked by Windows Internet security settings.

3] No file Error

Well, this is a simple one, all it means is that you are trying to download a content that is no more hosted on the website. Again, in this case, you can try to contact the website owner or try to find some alternative site.

4] Forbidden error

Forbidden Error is a way of the system telling you that you don’t have enough permissions to download the file from the server. This is something that is very common on intranets and if you don’t have the access to the download. In case you have access to the download and are yet not able to access it make sure that your IP is not blocked by the website.

5] Disk Full error

Again a straightforward error that directly suggests you to either delete some items from your computer or simply clear the trash.

6] Network Failed Error

This error usually crops up when you are trying to save anything from Chrome Web Store and this is often caused by an unwanted software that is blocking the installation. You can remove the unwanted software and try with the installation once again, alternatively, I would personally suggest you to check if your Firewall is the culprit.

Hope this helps.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Windows enthusiast, a blogger & a keen follower of everything Microsoft. He loves to keep a track of the Windows ecosystem and enjoys covering Windows 10 features & freeware.