How to Integrate Internet Download Manager Into Google Chrome

by Venkat eswarlu on September 26, 2008

in Google Chrome,How to,tips and tricks

 How to Integrate Internet Download Manager Into Google Chrome How to Integrate Internet Download Manager Into Google ChromeUdpate: Below mentioned procedure no longer necessary with latest IDM version. Plz scroll down to bottom to see the instructions.

I am using IDM since some time from now, its my favorite download manager. I observed that Google Chrome downloading files with its inbuilt download manager, and I checked for help section in IDM to integrate new browser and I come up with a solution. Hope this will be useful to all.

  1. Open IDM and in Downloads>options which pops up Internet  Download Manager configuration .
  2. Click General, and check or enable Use advanced browser integration.
  3.  How to Integrate Internet Download Manager Into Google Chrome

4.   Click yes to continue, then a message pop ups saying network integration has changed reboot your computer to make changes work. Click ok  to Reboot .

              How to Integrate Internet Download Manager Into Google Chrome

5.After rebooting, open IDM >Downloads >options and check or enable Detect new  applications that try to download files from Internet. 

 6. Now open Google Chrome and try to download simple file anything around for 1MB than IDM will asks so

C:\Documents and settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe  is trying to download files form the Internet do you want to integrate IDM  into this and download file yes or  No”

Click yes and IDM download the file you. IDM is now integrated into Google Chrome.

7. Check this by IDM>Downloads>options and Google Chrome is listed on the Integrate IDM into browsers.

 How to Integrate Internet Download Manager Into Google Chrome

8.Now you can uncheck Detect new application that try to download the files from the Internet .

You can follow this procedure for IDM to integrate with any new browser.

Update: Currently you need to install latest version of IDM and then need to enable “IDM Integration” extension in Chrome://extensions page to start downloading files in Chrome with IDM. If you’ve any doubts please ask me in comments. And the above method still works for IDM older versions.


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous June 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Same here. I'm using IDM 5.15 and followed the exact steps posted above but nothing works. Any other solutions or do we have to upgarde to latest version. Thanks.


Anonymous July 22, 2009 at 12:36 am

how about video? how to show idm plugin video downloader in chrome?


TheBeoHulk October 13, 2009 at 10:31 am

its works fine for me!!!!!!!! thanx man


venkat October 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

I am advanced browser integration in IDM does worked keep coming to my blog for more useful stuff.


Anonymous October 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm

venkat which version of IDM r u using? guys, i dont think u can integrate google chrome in the older versions of IDM. u guys might need to update ur IDM to 5.18 and it works…


venkat October 23, 2009 at 9:44 am

I am using IDm 5.15 version , I successfully integrated Chrome in IDM with procedure mentioned above ,updated version of IDM always supports chrome since they added support to it.


Taimoor December 31, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Same question that Anonymous asked


srvs February 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Thnx buddy it works like charm…and it dint even asked the 6th point…


TWO May 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

it works
but what about a small panel which appears on top of videos and audios in firefox. it doesn’t appear in chrome


SamKai August 8, 2010 at 1:46 am

I have 5.19 build 3 and all it can do is crash chrome.


Venkat August 8, 2010 at 11:35 am

Bug seem to exist in Chrome rather than in IDM the fix to this is disable advacned browser integration in IDM through General>options .
Getting too many crashes with Chrome some applications in your computer may not be compitable with Chrome including IDM


jules September 25, 2010 at 2:59 am

Thanks so much for this! Am loving Chrome and this helped me integrate IDM easily.


karan February 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

chrome not saying for C:\Documents and settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe is trying to download files form the Internet do you want to integrate IDM into this and download file yes or No”


Shahidul September 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Al though google chrome was selected earlier
I reselected google chrome.
But It does not work.


husmear September 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

same here..

I have IDM 6.05. the plugin “download this video” or “download this audio” does not appear on Google Chrome unlike in firefox..

Integrating the IDM to chrome does not solve the posted question even the advanced browser integration.. chrome automatically added to my IDM 6.05 with advanced browser integration.


cham October 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I’m using IDM v 6.07 build 12, when I added “panic extension” on my chrome I cant even use my IDM.. IDM wont even detect any video/audio download anymore..

–>> When I unistalled the “Panic extension”, it works perfectly..

==>>Now, Im using my IDM.. back to normal.. i guess it also depends on ur extensions..


Malay October 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

tha its working…….


Azeem Khokhar December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Thanks alot dear i m realy greatful to u. thanks alot


bhargav February 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I TRIED THIS THING SO MANY TIMES BUT ITS DONE TILL 4TH STEP ONLY. I MEAN WHEN I Click yes to continue then a message pop ups saying network integration has changes reboot your computer to make changes work. NOTHING HAPPENS!!!


Mohit Kumar March 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

Not working for me…..


Shivam December 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Thanks man ,Its working finally .


Venkat December 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Glad to know that.


Noorullah March 22, 2014 at 9:44 pm

thank you for helping me


sharad August 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm

chrome is updated {36….}idm updated yet i do not see idm in extension list how can i enable it to integrate with chrome


Venkat eswarlu August 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Chrome menu automatically alerts to enable IDM extension, if you’ve not found IDM extension in the installed ones in browser, follow this article.


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