36 Replies to “Google Chrome extension – “Download was not a CRX””

  1. second solution worked, first one didn’t. Incognito window had same error message. Had to login to Google account, then didn’t need incognito window.

  2. incognito first time round did not work — second time round – I used your link after I opened in incognito — same error message what WHOLLA — CAGE was up and running ๐Ÿ™‚ Very nice indeed — thank YOU!!!!!!

      1. Hi, thank you for your comment, I don’t understood very well your actions, I’m happy that you solved your problem but I’d like have more info. You say that in second round show in incognito windows the same error, what page you opened? Do you confirm that first solution works with the steps written? Let me know

  3. hello, thx for your advices. its kinda weird. i tried the first solution and it worked. but then after i closed the incognito window and tried to download another theme, it doesnt work anymore. so i tried the second solution that’s working till now. :3

    1. Hi, thank you for your comment. I haven’t right answer to your question because I don’t work in Google (I’d like). I think that in Google want know who download Chrome extension so they require Sign in before but if you use their Incognito Windows skip this check. Their error message is not clear so I wrote in my post my solution.

    1. Hi itsintheblood,
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  4. neither solution has worked for me. neither does deleting the old “default” folder in …/chrome/user data. any other suggestions? I should mention that I’m on work computer with a fresh Windows 7 install. I was previously on Windows XP and adding chrome extensions worked fine.

  5. Hi,

    I tried your both methods, but still could not install extensions, got the same error message: an error has occurred, download interrupted. I am using iMac, Google Chrome 27.0.1453

    I have many extensions installed, not sure why now could not install any, tried to install a few, all failed.

    Any methods I can try?


    1. Hi tanventure,
      unfortunately I haven’t a Mac ๐Ÿ™
      Are you sure that you logged in? Is this your first extension that you are installing? Can you provide me the extension name?

      1. I have many extensions installed, this time trying to install SmartVideo for youtube because somehow on my Chrome youtube did not buffering at all.

        Thanks for your quick help

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