There are many times when you notice that while downloading a file on your Google Chrome, the download gets failed and blocked. It displays a message next to the download as “Failed – Blocked”. Well, this is a common issue caused due to security settings that automatically block the download.
This error is not just experienced in Chrome, but also with other browsers like Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. There are chances that you changed the security settings with a previous version of Windows or in Windows 10. All you need to do is to change the setting back to normal. Let’s see how to fix this issue.
Solution: Using Internet Properties
Step 1: Press the Windows key + R together on your keyboard to open the Run box. Now, type inetcpl.cpl in the search box and hit Enter to open the Internet Properties window.
Step 2: In the Internet Properties window, select the Security tab, select Internet (the blue globe icon), and click on Custom level.
Step 3: Next, in the Security Settings window, scroll down and go to the Miscellaneous section.
Step 4: Scroll down further, and find the section Launching applications and unsafe files. It must be in a disabled state. Now, click on the radio button next to Prompt (recommended). Click on OK to save the changes and exit.
That’s about it. You can now download your files on Chrome or on any other browser without any errors or blocks.