Clearing downloads in Chrome not working


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Elliot B.

When I go to chrome://downloads/ and use the hamburger menu to click 'Clear all', they go.

 

But if I restart the browser and go back to the page, they're all still there.

 

This has happened for at least a few months.

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dipsylalapo

Just tried it and no issues for me. 

 

Using Chrome v57.0.2987.98 on Window 7 Enterprise (64 bit)

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Elliot B.
4 minutes ago, dipsylalapo said:

Just tried it and no issues for me. 

 

Using Chrome v57.0.2987.98 on Window 7 Enterprise (64 bit)

That doesn't help me in any way, shape or form :p

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Steven P.
6 minutes ago, Elliot B. said:

That doesn't help me in any way, shape or form :p

I was able to reproduce this. In my case it's because I have a third party download manager. When I clear all downloads in chrome://downloads and restart the browser they are all back, because the download manager is saving that data.

 

If I clear all downloads in the third party app, and restart Chrome, they are gone.

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Elliot B.
1 minute ago, Steven P. said:

I was able to reproduce this. In my case it's because I have a third party download manager. When I clear all downloads in chrome://downloads and restart the browser they are all back, because the download manager is saving that data.

 

If I clear all downloads in the third party app, and restart Chrome, they are gone.

I'm currently using:

 

  • AddThis (bookmark sharer)
  • TopCashback Notifier
  • Home Button At Top Right
  • HTML Revealer and Password Revealer
  • I don't care about cookies
  • ImprovedTube
  • Night Mode Pro
  • Pace4Chrome
  • Quickdo Cashback Reminder
  • uBlock Origin

I wonder which one could be interfering with it?

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Danielx64

What happen if you use ccleaner to delete the download history? Could your chrome profile be borked?

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dipsylalapo
35 minutes ago, Elliot B. said:

That doesn't help me in any way, shape or form :p

Just saying that it's working for me :p

 

I have uBlock Origin so probably not that one. Maybe disable all extensions and try?

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Boo Berry

I've noticed this on-and-off for several months now. When this occurs I have to clear downloads via Settings > Advanced > Clear browsing data... and have it clear just the downloads. Then it works properly.

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Circaflex
5 hours ago, Elliot B. said:

I'm currently using:

 

  • AddThis (bookmark sharer)
  • TopCashback Notifier
  • Home Button At Top Right
  • HTML Revealer and Password Revealer
  • I don't care about cookies
  • ImprovedTube
  • Night Mode Pro
  • Pace4Chrome
  • Quickdo Cashback Reminder
  • uBlock Origin

I wonder which one could be interfering with it?

Disable them all, then re-enable one by one and see which one causes it. Shocker, you're going to have to do a little work here to figure it out. I can't reproduce this on any machine of mine.

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