I have searched 'everywhere' for this...

When I start a Google Chrome download, and if I want to pause the download and turn off my computer, the download fails. I need a software that would let me continue my download from where I left off.

Is there a Windows (7 or 8) program which downloads Chrome downloads (URLs) a bit like μTorrent®?

  • This is really too broad - like on download.com there are at least 400 that match what you have specified. (if you do get something off of download.com be very careful of adware and the like in their installers) Basically any download manager that is not only a video (ie YouTube) downloader will do exactly that - on most servers some servers are not configured to allow download pausing/resuming and nothing you do on your end will change that. Mar 24, 2014 at 18:02
  • If you are really looking for a good download manager rather than Chrome extensions, try 'IDM'(Internet Download Manager). Its awesome. I think its the fastest one and I personally use it. But the only problem is that it is not free. You will be able to use it for 30 days. After that, I think you know what to do. If you are looking for a free download manager, try the 'Free Download Manager'. I had used it too. Its good.
    – TomJ
    Mar 25, 2014 at 3:10
  • Check my answer here, I wrote it for videos, but the second program will also work for any type of links and files (file download manager & download accelerator). It's exactly like Internet Download Manager but it's free -> (softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/817/…) Mar 25, 2014 at 3:37
  • @TomJ Yes, IDM is really good
    – Carl479
    Mar 31, 2014 at 1:29

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Try DownloadAll Chrome extension. It allows you to pause downloads & resume them later. Typically I have found the download rates to be higher via this extension rather than when downloading through Chrome (although I dont know why).

Provides all the standard features of a downloader, such as load balancing i.e., you can set speed limits for individual downloads, view the download in the folder or open it directly etc.

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