How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

How to fix Error While Downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10
There are millions of Web pages available on Internet. All these web pages contains variety of contents. We can download text, images, videos and other files from internet web pages. But sometimes, browser shows error while downloading files from internet in Windows 10 PC.

Downloading files from Web pages require proper mechanism in the presence of Internet.The Browser, Windows OS and Internet plays a vital role in downloading different types of files. If you are facing similar problem into your PC then read the article till end of the solution.

We have suggested few troubleshooting steps which must be followed sequentially. Apart from these troubleshooting, we have added related screenshots for better understanding of steps to our readers.

Procedure to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Solution 1: Turn Off Windows Firewall

Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Windows Firewall and click on the matched content from the list.

How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10
When Windows firewall Window will open, click on the link Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off, available at the left upper end of the Window.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Step 2: Go to Turn Off Windows Firewall and close it. When done Restart the computer to see the changes. Hope it will resolve the issue.

Sometimes, Firewall acts differently and block connectivity process. It may be possible due to corruption of regular files of Firewall. There are lots of conflicts between Third-Party Security Agent and Windows Defender which results in Error. So, disable the Firewall temporarily and restart the PC. Check if problem is solved.

Step 1: Go to Search bar and type Firewall. Click on Firewall and Network Protection option. When Windows Defender Security Center is opened.

Step 2: Look at the right side of the Window. You will notice Domain, Public and Private network here. Turn-off all the three Network Firewall.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Step 3: After turning off all the three Firewall, try to connect to network. We hope it will work for you.

Solution 2: Run SFC and DISM scan tool

It will be helpful when files get corrupted and require proper scanning.

Step 1: Go to the Search bar and type cmd. Press Enter. Right Click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator.

Step 2: When command prompt window is open. Type the command sfc /scannow and press Enter to continue.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Step 3: Press Windows Key + R to open Run dialog box. Type cmd to open Command Prompt window. Type the command >>> DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press enter.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Restart the Computer and see the changes.

Solution 3: Change File Type Settings

If you are using Mozilla Firefox as a browser then it will be helpful for you.

Step 1: Go to Menu (three-striped button), and click on it. Select Help and then go to Troubleshooting Information.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Under the Application Basics section, click on Open Folder. Click the Menu button again and then click Exit.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Step 2: Rename the file type, when done Restart the Mozilla.

Solution 4: Antivirus Scan using Registry Editor tool

Step 1: Press Window key + R to open run dialogue box. Type the command regedit and press OK. As a result Registry Editor Window will open. Now, navigate to the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies Then, navigate to Attachment subkey. If you don't find the Attachment, you need to create a new one.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Step 2: To create Attachments Subkey, right click Policies, then New, then Key, Name it Attachments. Now, right-click Attachments > New > DWORD (32-bit) > Set Value name as ScanWithAntiVirus and give it a value 1. 
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Solution 5: Reset Internet Explorer/ Other browser Settings

Step 1: Press Window key + R to open Run dialog box. Type the command inetcpl.cpl, press Enter to open the Internet Properties window.

When Internet Explorer window will open, navigate to Advanced tab.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Navigate to Reset Internet Explorer Settings section and click on Reset button on right side.

Step 2: On the Next Window Check-mark on   Delete Personal Settings, click on Reset button now. It will take few minutes to complete the Reset process. When all done Restart the Computer to see the changes.

Solution 6: Clear Browsers Cache Memory

Step 1: Google Chrome contain information about pages which were opened in past, cookies, cache images and files etc. Deleting all these information will enhance the performance of Google Chrome application.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Step 2: Open the Google Chrome browser and navigate to triple dot, Scroll down to Settings and click on it. When settings page will open Scroll down to Privacy and Security. On, Privacy and Security section scroll down to Clear Browsing Data, click on it. Set the time range to all time, also check mark all the three options.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10



Step 3: Finally, click on Clear data button, As a result, cache memory is cleared. Restart the Computer and see the changes.

Solution 7: Reinstall your Browser (Here, Google chrome as an example)

Step 1: To Reinstall the available Google Chrome application we need to uninstall it first. To uninstall it, Go to Search bar and type Apps and Features and press Enter. When apps and feature window will open.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Step 2: On Apps and Feature Window, you will find a list of applications which are installed in your PC. Scroll below and find Google Chrome and click on it.



Step 3: After clicking the Google Chrome, you will find option for uninstall. Click on the uninstall button now. Follow the procedure till end of the uninstall. Now open the Microsoft Store and Search for Google Chrome application. Install the Google Chrome application and see the changes.

Solution 8: Perform complete Antivirus or Defender Scan

Step 1: Go to Start Menu and type Windows Security, click on the matched content from the menu. As a result, Firewall and Network Protection window will open. Click on the Sheild Icon at the left of the Virus and threat protection window. 
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Step 2: On the same Window, you will find Quick Scan button. Just below it, there are few Advanced option for Scanning. Click on the Scan Options. After clicking on Scan options, check-mark on Full Scan radio button.
How to fix Error While downloading Files from Internet in Windows 10

Finally, Click on Scan Now button below. You need to wait few minutes to scan the Whole Computer. 

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