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Minecraft generally works well, although there may be occasional errors. This error is called “Failed downloading file. The file contents are different from what was expected”.
This article will help you if you are currently experiencing this error. This article will discuss the causes of this error as well as 5 solutions.
Sometimes, the “Failed download file” message appears when you launch Minecraft Launcher from a Windows PC. The launcher attempts to update Minecraft, A message appears preventing you to play the game.
Like every other glitch, there may be multiple causes. Sometimes it takes some effort to determine the precise cause. Here are some possible cause:
There are six possible solutions to the problem of “Failed download file”.
This error can be fixed by following the steps in the error message.
You will see the “Failed download file” error message. It contains information about the name of your missing file and a link to where you can get it.
For manual retrieval of the file, please:
Since corrupt Minecraft mods This is a major cause of this problem, so it’s important to eliminate them. To do so:
Note: Since the problem is most likely to occur with the latest mod, we recommend that you start from the beginning.
You’re currently using an non-vanilla Minecraft Launcher It may interfere with your Minecraft download process. You can check if this is true by uninstalling the vanilla launcher or looking for the files that have been installed and then manually deleting them.
Now that you have removed the second launcher, try opening the official Minecraft Launcher to verify it.
If all of these fail to work, your Minecraft installation may be corrupted. Reinstalling Minecraft is the best way to make sure that your files are up to date and correct since you can’t force-update Minecraft. To do so:
Note: Some users are eligible for the “Cannot update the Minecraft Native Launcher” error. You may need to correct the error before you can move on.
Windows Firewall may also block the Minecraft Launcher’s ability to download files. Temporarily disable the firewall to determine if the firewall is responsible for the problem:
Defender will be responsible if the Launcher does not work properly. Next, you need to whitelist Minecraft Launcher within the app’s Settings:
Note: You can use any antivirus that is not listed here Windows Defender, You can disable the launcher by clicking the icon from the system tray, and then selecting the “disable” option. The next step is to verify that the launcher functions properly. The third-party antivirus may be blocking Minecraft’s ability to download new files.
Minecraft requires a Java environment in order to properly open and execute.JAR files. Sometimes Java will not work correctly and opening preferences may be incorrectly set. This can be fixed:
We hope this has helped you to resolve the Minecraft failed-to download error. This will allow you to get back on track in this great sandbox gaming game. Let us know if you have any additional solutions for this message in the comments section.