Minecraft download stops

Description: When downloading the game for the first time, the download stops. This is usually as a result of a firewall or antivirus (frequently, AVG Antivirus) blocking the file transfer.

Solution: If you have an antivirus or firewall enabled, you may wish to temporarily disable them, try the download again, and re-enable them afterward. If you are having trouble updating, press ‘Edit Profile’ in the lower left corner of the launcher and make sure that ‘Version Selection’ is set to ‘Use Latest Version’.

If you’re a Mac user, this issue can be caused by applications from other sources not being allowed. Make sure to allow applications to be downloaded from anywhere from your System Preferences.

You may need to be sure that you are on the administrator account on your computer, as not doing so will sometimes prevent the game from downloading.


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