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2024 ✔️ Add IDM Extension in Google Chrome [Genuine Way]

Learn how to seamlessly integrate the IDM extension into Google Chrome to unlock its powerful downloading features.

Internet Download Manager (IDM) stands as one of the premier download managers for Windows PC, offering an array of features including video downloads, accelerated download speeds, bulk downloading, and more.

To unlock these capabilities, integrating the IDM extension into your preferred browsers—Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Brave—is essential. If you're using a different browser, please specify in the comments.

When you install IDM on your PC, and open the browser after it, it will prompt you to add the IDM integration module. If you miss this prompt or accidentally remove the IDM extension, here's how you can re-integrate it into Chrome.

Avoid installing any fake IDM extensions from the Chrome Web Store, as they may contain viruses. Ensure you only use the authentic IDM extension.

How to Add IDM Extension in Chrome

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There are primarily two methods to integrate IDM in Chrome. Let's explore both:

Adding IDM Extension using CRX File

This method involves utilizing the IDMGCExt.crx file located in the IDM installation directory.

Or you can download the latest Internet Download Manager IDM Integration Module 6.42.3 IDMGCExt.crx [IDM CC] file to integrate IDM manually into Chrome.

IDM Chrome Extension CRX 102kb

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Chrome extension page by selecting Extensions > Extension from the menu.
  2. Enable developer mode.
  3. Navigate to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager" using File Explorer and locate the IDMGCExt.crx file.
    locate the IDMGCExt.crx file for Google Chrome
  4. Drag and drop the IDMCC extension file onto the Chrome extension page.
    Drag and drop the IDMCC extension file onto the Chrome extension page
  5. Chrome will prompt you to grant permission to install the extension. Click "Add Extension."
    click on add extension
  6. Once installed, a new browser tab will open, confirming the successful installation of the IDM extension for Chrome. You can close this tab.
    internet download manager extension for google chrome has been installed
  7. To customize settings, click the "Details" button under IDM extensions. Enable "Allow in incognito" and "Allow access to file URLs."

Now, you're ready to test IDM's extension in your Chrome browser. Try downloading a file to see if the IDM download panel appears.

Video Guide: How to Install IDM in Chrome

Installing IDM Extension via Chrome Web Store

The genuine IDM integration module is not directly accessible through the Chrome Web Store to prevent potential security risks. Instead, use the following URL to access the real IDM extension:

Installing IDM Extension via Chrome Web Store
  1. Real IDM Extension: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/idm-integration-module/ngpampappnmepgilojfohadhhmbhlaek
  2. Click "Add to Chrome" on the webpage and allow the extension. After installation, customize the extension settings from the Chrome extensions page by clicking the "Details" button under the IDM integration module.
  3. Ensure to enable "Allow access to all URLs" and "Allow the extension in incognito mode" if you use private browsing.

That concludes the process of installing the IDM extension in Google Chrome. Should you have any questions about IDM integration, feel free to ask in the comments. I'm here to assist you.


How to Fix IDM Extension Not Showing in Chrome?

To fix the issue of IDM extension not showing in Chrome, you can follow these steps based on the provided information:

  1. Update IDM: Ensure that your Internet Download Manager (IDM) is updated to the latest version by using the "IDM Help→Check for updates..." menu item.
  2. Install IDM Integration Module: If you don't see the "IDM Integration Module" extension in the list of Chrome extensions, you can install it directly from the Chrome Web Store using the provided direct link. 
  3. Configure IDM Extension: After adding the IDM extension to Chrome, configure it correctly by: 
    • Clicking on the Extensions 🧩 in Chrome and then choosing "Manage Extensions".
    • Click on "Details" for the IDM extension.
    • Ensure that the "IDM Integration Module" extension is enabled and allowed to read data on all sites.
    • If you use incognito mode, enable the "Allow in incognito" checkbox.

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the issue of IDM extension not showing in Chrome.

How to Find IDM Extension in Chrome Web Store?

To find the IDM extension in the Chrome Web Store, you won't be able to locate it through a regular search because it is intentionally hidden due to its automatic installation process. However, you can directly install the genuine IDM Integration Module extension from the Chrome Web Store using the following steps:

  1. Visit the official IDM Integration Module page on the Chrome Web Store by clicking on this link: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/idm-integration-module/ngpampappnmepgilojfohadhhmbhlaek
  2. Click on the "Add to Chrome" button next to the IDM Integration Module extension.
  3. Confirm the installation when prompted.

By following these steps, you can successfully add the IDM extension to your Chrome browser from the official source, ensuring a secure and genuine installation.

How to Add IDM Extension in Chrome after Remove?

To add the IDM extension in Chrome after removing it, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the top right corner.
  2. Navigate to "More tools" and then select "Extensions."
  3. Open File Explorer and go to the drive where Internet Download Manager (IDM) is installed.
  4. Locate the IDM folder in "Program Files (x86)" and find the file named "IDMGCExt.crx."
  5. Drag and drop the "IDMGCExt.crx" file onto the Chrome Extensions page.
  6. Confirm the installation when prompted by clicking on "Add extension."

By following these steps, you can successfully add the IDM extension back to Google Chrome.