Recover Deleted/Removed Chrome Downloads and Resume Canceled Chrome Downloads

Tracy King updated on Dec 29, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


Accidentally removed or deleted your Google downloads. Do you want to find a way to resume and continue your canceled Chrome download? Just follow this article to see how to recover deleted or removed Chrome downloads with ease.


1. Can I recover deleted or removed Chrome downloads?
2. Is it possible to resume canceled Chrome download?

"Hi guys, do you know how to recover downloaded files in Chrome browser in Windows PC? I'm now having this issue that some of my downloaded files were removed from Downloads folder in my PC. Do I still have a chance to get them back? How to recover deleted or removed downloads?"

"Is it possible to resume or continue canceled Chrome downloads? I tried to download some useful program but somehow the download process was canceled. I want to continue the downloading process, can you help me?"

If you are having a similar problem or you need a simple way to restore lost or deleted Chrome downloads and resume previously canceled download, relax and follow to get your problem solved right here now.

Part 1. How to Recover deleted/removed Chrome downloads

Quick Fix 1. Restore deleted Chrome downloads manually

1. Open Google, type: chrome://downloads and hit Enter.

Restore deleted Chrome downloads.

2. Scroll down the page and find deleted or removed files, data, document in the Downloads list.

Find removed Chrome downloads.

3. Select the grayed out info-box which is marked as Deleted and click to re-download again.

Re-download deleted Chrome downloads files.

Quick Fix 2. Undo Chrome download deletion from Downloads folder in PC

It's pretty simple and easy for you to quickly undo the deletion when you deleted Chrome downloads. Once you deleted the downloads, you can follow below guidelines to get the problem fixed quickly:

Open the Downloads folder in PC > Press Ctrl + Z to undo Chrome downloads deletion > Check and continue using deleted Chrome downloaded files in the Downloads folder.

Method 1. Restore deleted Chrome downloads from Recycle Bin  

If your Chrome browser is installed in the default location, your downloads files and data will be saved in Downloads folder in Windows PC. And then you can simply recover deleted Chrome downloads since Downloads folder deleted or removed files will be kept in the Recycle Bin:

  • Open Recycle Bin and find deleted or lost Downloads files and data;
  • Right-click wanted Downloads files and select "Restore";

After this, you can check and find Chrome downloaded files in the Downloads folder.

Method 2. Undelete removed Chrome downloads with file recovery software in 3 steps

If the above quick fixes and Method 1 didn't find your downloaded files, don't give up. EaseUS file recovery software will help you get permanently deleted or removed files and data back. You can simply free download and install it on your PC and then follow below steps to undelete removed downloads in 3 steps now:

Step 1. Run EaseUS file recovery software.

1. Select the location of your Downloads folder by clicking "Specify a location" on EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
2. Click Scan to let this program find your lost Downloads folder.

Run data recovery software.

Step 2. Scan and find Downloads folder.

After the scanning, check and find your Downloads folder here:

Deleted Files: mostly, if you delete the downloads folder, it will be listed here.
Or you can directly use "Search" to find the folder.

Preview lost folder data.

Step 3. Restore the Downloads folder.

Your last step is to select the folder and click "Recover" to save it back to a safe location on your PC.

Restore lost Downloads folder.

Part 2. How to resume canceled Chrome downloads

1. Open Chrome Downloads page by typing: chrome://downloads on Chrome page;

Resume canceled Chrome downloads.

2. Enter Chrome Downloads page, scroll down to find out canceled download orders;

Continue canceled Chrome downloads.

3. Find the grayed out infobox which is marked as Canceled and click "Retry" to resume your download in Chrome again.

Re-download canceled Chrome download on Google Chrome page.


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