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The Chrome Web Store (i.e. Google) does not allow extensions to download from YouTube.

This message appeared when I tried to download video clips from YouTube.

I can understand what this says, but confused whether which of the following is correct for the grammatical structure of this sentence:

  1. The Chrome Web Store prohibits/prevents extensions from downloading from YouTube.
  2. The Chrome Web Store does not allow extensions that download from YouTube.
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  1. Chrome Store does not allow extensions to download

  2. Chrome Store does not allow extensions to be downloaded

The first sentence above treats download as intransitive.

I can't get this file to download intransitive

The second treats download as transitive.

I want to download transitive this file direct object.

The Chrome Web Store does not allow extensions to download intransitive from YouTube.

Google won't allow the file to be downloaded. passive/transitive

Your sentence with prevent is correct when the verb is intransitive:

The Chrome Web Store prevents extensions from downloading.

Your sentence with allow is incorrect when the verb is transitive (when you wish to express the meaning "get downloaded") :

The Chrome Web Store does not allow extensions that download.

If transitive, you must use a passive construction if you're omitting the person who does the downloading:

The Chrome Web Store does not allow extensions that are downloaded from YouTube

The Chrome Web Store does not allow extensions that have been downloaded from YouTube

But if the verb is regarded as intransitive, your second sentence goes from incorrect to unclear and ambiguous: are you referring to extensions that are themselves downloaded or to extensions that download other files?

The Chrome Web Store does not allow extensions that download from YouTube.

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Your original sentence:

The Chrome Web Store (i.e. Google) does not allow extensions to download from YouTube.

Compare it with the following sentence which is structurally identical to it:

My father does not allow me to download from YouTube.

Now, just substitute me with extensions. Your father does not allow extensions to do what? He does not allow them to download (videos) from YouTube. Is it clearer now? In other words, what your original sentence says is that the Chrome Web Store does not give add-on programs the right to download videos from YouTube.

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