How to Set your IDM Extension on Google Chrome for downloading Any Video

How to Install IDM Extension in Google Chrome?

Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) is one of the most useable software in Pakistan. Most people in Pakistan only use IDM to download anything from the Internet.

IDM is the best way to download videos, apps, software games, and many other things at a fast speed. Almost every browser has its own download manager but still, people use IDM in Pakistan to download anything.    

What is Internet Download Manager IDM?

IDM is a shareware software developed by an American company. Everyone can download it for free in their Microsoft Operating System. It is basically a tool to increase the speed f downloading up to 5 times.

People love to use IDM in Pakistan due to the speed IDM provides. Whenever we download IDM the IDM extension will automatically be added to your Chrome and when you watch any video from YouTube or want to download any software then you will see the option to Download this video, this is because of IDM.

Check IDM Latest update

If you want to use IDM without any issues and with high speed then you need to keep it updated. If you don’t know how to check IDM update then here’s how you can do that:

  • Open the IDM on your computer.
  • Now, when you open it then you choose the option of Help.
  • After that, you have to click on the option of a check for updates.
  • Now, when you click on it then it will show the option to download the latest version otherwise it will show the option as “ You already have the latest version ”.

When you update your IDM then it will sort out your issue regarding IDM.

Check IDM Integration Settings

  • First of all, open the IDM on your Windows PC.
  • Now, go to the option in IDM.
  • From options you will see the option of Use advanced browser integration, simply click on it and check it whether it is enabled or not.
  • If it is not enabled then you need to enable it in the chrome extension.
  • Now, you need to go to Capture downloads from the following browsers to check whether Google chrome is enabled or not. You need to enable Chrome if it is not enabled.

If your issue is not s by going through this then there is another option for you that you have to add the extension of IDM manually. Here’s how you can do that:

How to add an IDM extension?

You can easily set up the IDM extension on chrome. Before this, you have to download the IDM extension on your Windows PC.

Download the IDM Google extension

  • Now, you need to click on the option of add extension.
  • When you click on it then it will start downloading the extension on chrome.
  • When the installation is completed then you can see the IDM logo on the extension bar.

Adding IDM extension Manually

  • Go to google chrome.
  • Now, click on the three vertical dots that will be on the top right corner.
  • Now, from there you need to click on the tools option.
  • When you click on tool options then you will see the option of extension there, simply tap on it.
  • Now, you will see the extension browser of Chrome.
  • If the IDM extension is already installed then remove it by clicking on the remove option.           
  • Now, go to My computers.
  • Go to the file or folder where you download and install IDM.
  • Open the IDM folder.
  • Now, you need to find the file of crx or IDMGCExt there.
  • When you find crx file then you need to drop that file into the Google Chrome extension.
  • Now, by doing this the IDM extension will be added to your Chrome extension bar and it will start working.


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