Can’t integrate IDM into Firefox? We’ve got you covered with a solution here. We’ve already covered how to set IDM to pickup downloads initiated from Chrome browser, we realized Firefox users too have Internet Download Manager integration problems.
After installing the update for Firefox, which IDM claims it supports, it downloads files from browser, however, shows an error now and then: ‘You have an obsolete Firefox Browser Integration or Firefox integration is not installed. Would you like to read how to fix it?’. If you click ‘yes’, it takes you to Firefox integration help page on the IDM website, which doesn’t help much.
Fixing Obsolete Firefox browser integration error or how to integrate IDM into Firefox browser successfully
1. First, ensure, you’re using the latest version of IDM, for that, click on Help and select ‘Check for updates’, if an update is available install it or if you’re sure you’re using the recent version, skip this step.
2. Open Windows Explorer, Tools>Folder Options >View > uncheck ‘Hide extensions for Known files types’, click ‘OK’ to apply the changes.
3. Now navigate to C:\Programs Files\Internet Download Manager, drag and drop idmmzcc.xpi (or use this file offered by Tonec) onto the Firefox address bar and press enter (ensure Firefox is already open and running), install the extension once dialog is displayed.
4. Restart Mozilla browser, open and view add-ons manager, you can now see IDM CC extension installed.
NOTE: Ensure Mozilla Firefox is checked in General tab of IDM options, for IDM integration to work.