NETWORK_FAILED error when installing

If you receive the error message "This item is already being downloaded and added into Chrome" when trying to install the CrankWheel extension from the Chrome Web Store, this is apparently a well known problem with Google Chrome.

We recommend trying the following things to fix the error, in this order:

  1. Try the steps listed for a related issue in our help center.
  2. Try running the free Chrome Cleanup Tool or the free Malwarebytes tool, or a different malware removal tool of your choice. According to Google's help center, this problem is often caused by malware on your machine.
  3. Take a backup of your bookmarks and other Chrome data, or make sure it is synced to the Google cloud by logging into the Chrome browser (instructions here). Then uninstall Chrome, and finally reinstall Chrome and restore your backup data or log back into the Chrome browser to sync your backup data from the Google cloud.
  4. If none of the above worked, you can check the Google help center article related to this problem for further possible solutions.

We hope that works. Let us know if not, or if you found a different solution.


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