Images Won’t Download from Google Chrome? Try these fixes

It’s very annoying when Google Chrome doesn’t allow you to download Images from the web. Recently, a huge number of users are reporting this issue. So, we decided to write an article on this issue.

Images Not Getting Downloaded from Google Chrome Browser

Therefore, we have investigated the problem thoroughly and realized several different culprits are causing the problem on Windows 10 and 11. Below find out the shortlist of the scenarios.

  • Corrupted cache data: The main reason responsible for the problem is the corrupted cache data present in the Chrome browser, and this is what stops you from downloading the images. So, clearing the cache may work for you.
  • Extensions confliction: Extensions are very helpful, but as they have permissions, they can conflict around different operations of your browser, and there are ample chances that and
  • Browser Settings: If you have modified the chrome browser settings, it can be the culprit stopping you from downloading the images. In this case, changing the browser settings to default might work for you to solve the problem.
  • Bad Installation of the Browser: If the previous installation process of the Chrome browser was not done properly, these sorts of issues could happen. Reinstalling the browser might work for you.

As you are aware of the common factors that might be contributing to the problem, below, look at the rundown of the fixes to solve the problem.

1. Clear Browsing Data and Cache

The browser tends to store cache, and many times, this stored cache gets corrupted and starts conflicting with the operations and might block you from downloading the images from any website or the Google search result. In this case, try clearing the browsing data and cache files of the Chrome browser and check if it helps you to solve the issue. To clear the browsing data and cache files of Chrome, follow the steps listed:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser and click on the 3 dots at the top-right corner.
  2. Now click on the History option.
  3. Then click on the Clear browsing data option available on the left side.
    Click on Clear browsing data.
  4. Select all the options and click on the Clear data option to clear the data and cache file of the Chrome browser.
    Clear the Browsing Data of Chrome
  5. Next, restart the browser and check if you are able to download photos from the chrome browser or not.

2. Disable/ Uninstall Useless Extensions

Extensions are very useful for any task you want to perform in any browser, but as you install the extension in your browser, you provide them all the permission to mess up with the other operations of your browser. Also, in many cases, the extensions are likely to cause conflict, so it is recommended to disable the extensions installed one by one to find the culprit. You can also delete the useless extensions directly and check if it helps you to solve the issue.

To uninstall the extensions, follow the steps given:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser and click on the extension icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Now click on Manage Extensions.
    Click on Manage Extensions
  3. To disable the extension temporarily, click on the toggle key to disable it.
    Disable Disconnect in the Chrome’s Extensions
  4. Now to remove the useless extension, click on the Remove button
  5. Wait to uninstall the extension successfully.
  6. Now restart the browser and check if the images not getting downloaded from the Google Chrome browser issue are resolved or not.

3. Add Chrome as an Exception in Firewalls

Firewalls are very important for your computer’s safety, but they may block certain programs and browsers and stop them from functioning properly. So, if you are using Windows Firewall, this can mistakenly conflict with the Chrome browser and cause this issue. Therefore it is recommended to add Chrome as an exception to the firewalls and check if it helps you to solve the issue. To add Chrome as an exception from the firewall, follow the steps given:

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Windows Settings page.
  2. Now click on the Privacy & Security option available on the left side.
    Click on the Privacy & Security
  3. Then click on the Windows Security option.
  4. Click on the Firewall & Network protection option.
    Accessing the Firewall & network protection settings
  5. Then click on the Allow an app through the firewall option.
  6. Click on the Change settings button and then Add another app button.
    Select the Change Settings button
  7. Then click the Browse button, navigate to the Chrome Browser, and click on the Add button.
  8. Now save the changes, launch the Chrome browser, and try downloading or saving the images to see if the problem is resolved.

4. Change Settings to Show All Option

If the settings of your Chrome browser are messed up, then it can cause these types of issues, so you can try restoring all the settings to default and check if it helps you to solve the issue. To reset the settings of your Chrome browser, follow the steps:

  1. Launch the Chrome Browser and then click on the 3 dots in the top-right corner.
  2. Now click on the Settings option and then on the Reset and clean up option on the left side.
    Navigating to Reset and clean up
  3. Then click on the Restore settings to their default option.
  4. Now click on the Reset Settings option.
    Reset Settings of the Chrome Browser to the Defaults
  5. Then restart the browser and check if the issue is resolved or not.

5. Switch to Javascript

If none of the fixes mentioned above helped you, you could try turning on Javascript, which worked for many users, and check if it helps you solve the issue. To switch to Javascript in Chrome, follow the steps given:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser and click on the 3 dots at the top-right corner.
  2. Now click on the Settings option and then click on the Privacy & Security option.
    Click on Privacy & Security in Chrome
  3. Then click on the Site settings option and then scroll down and click on the Javascript.
    Navigating to Javascript Settings
  4. Now click on the Sites, and can use the Javascript option to enable it.
  5. And try downloading the images to check if the issue is resolved or not.

6. Reinstall Chrome

If you are still unable to download or save the images, there might be something wrong with the chrome browser installation, or some of the chrome installation files get corrupted or missing. In this situation, reinstall the browser and check if it helps you to solve the issue. To reinstall the browser, follow the steps given:

  1. Press Windows + I on your keyboard to open the Windows Settings page.
  2. Now click on the Apps option available on the left side.
  3. Then click on the Apps & feature option and search for Google Chrome.
    Inside the Windows, Settings accessing the Apps & features section
  4. Now click on the 3 dots beside the Chrome browser and then click on the Uninstall option.
    Uninstall Chrome browser
  5. Then let the uninstallation process complete and restart your PC.
  6. Open any other browser on your system and perform a fresh download of the chrome setup.
    Downloading the latest version of Chrome
  7. After downloading the setup, install the browser by following the onscreen instructions.
  8. Once the installation process is done, launch the chrome browser and try downloading the images now, and it is estimated the problem is resolved now.

So, these are fixes that work for you to solve the problem. Follow the fixes mentioned and check if this works for you. Moreover, if you are still unable to download the images, then contact the Chrome Help center and share your problem. Till then, feel free to switch to a different browser.

Hardeep Kaur
Hardeep is a passionate technical writer with more than 7 years of experience. She has a keen interest in PC games, Windows OS and everything surrounding it. She is a technology enthusiast and fascinated with technology since her childhood days.

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