The article which I’ve written way back in 2008 on how to integrate internet Download manager into Chrome is old and needs an update which I did. If you’ve Google Chrome installed on your computer and when you install IDM it will install its extension into the browser which you need to allow or enable it from Chrome extensions page. Then you can download files in Chrome using IDM. This article tells you how to install IDM integration Chrome extension manually if you’ve deleted or uninstalled unintentionally.
- Set IDM to Shutdown computer automatically when downloading completes
- Internet Download Manager Updated to Work with Windows 8.1 and IE11
Reinstalling IDM Integration Extension in Chrome
1. All you need to do is visit IDM installed directory in Program files, here is its path for navigation in Explorer “C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager”.
2. And drag-n- drop IDMGCExt.crx extension onto Chrome://extensions page or you can open that page by Chrome menu>Tools>Extensions.
That’s it IDM Integration extension will be installed for chrome. *Make sure you checked ‘Hide Extensions for Known file types’ on Folder Options dialog to see IDMGCEXt with crx extension.
Bonus: Similarly, if Firefox showed compatibility problems for IDM extension and disabled it in the browser, remove it. Then download and save idmzzcc.xpi extension from here, and drag and drop it onto Firefox address bar to install.
Ask me if you’ve any doubts regarding IDM in comments, I am happy to help.
Update: IDM Integration module available on Chrome Web Store, you can install it from here ( Internet Download Manager team has removed extension from the Web Store and the above method we mentioned is still working.) (Updated on May 28 2014).