Internet Download Manager

How To Use Internet Download Manager?

So, downloaded Internet Download Manager but now have no idea how to use it. We are here to sort this out for you efficiently The software is a must have for your computer accessories. You can just follow this tutorial and become a pro at it within no time.

Follow this tutorial and learn how to use Internet Download Manager

The main window shows a list of downloaded files. This list includes additional information about downloaded files like file size, download status, estimated time to complete, current download speed and download description. You can sort the list by any column by clicking on a column header. Internet download manager provides you with plenty of options.

Internet Download Manager
Internet Download Manager

Download control buttons are located above the list such as Add URL, Start/Resume, Stop, Stop All, Delete, Delete All Completed, Options, Scheduler, Tell A Friend. They can be in active or disabled state depending on what actions are possible for the current selection of downloads.

You can also tell your friends about Internet Download Manger by clicking on Tell a Friend.

Internet Download Manager
Internet Download Manager

If URL format is valid, “Save As” dialog will appear where you can type file description and choose the path where the file is to be saved. Alternatively you can add description later in “Download Properties” dialog. There are three buttons on the bottom of the dialog window. If you want to cancel the download, press on Cancel button.

If you want to start downloading immediately, press on Start/Resume Download. That will bring file IDM file download dialog. The dialog will let you get an additional control over the download. It also shows download progress, average download speed, estimated time to complete, current download state, whether resume is supported by the server, etc. The dialog also has a chart to display download progress for each downloaded file segment.

You can press Pause button to postpone downloading, or Cancel to stop download and to close the dialog. You can always resume download at any time. Note that Resume button restarts download from the last saved position only if remote server supports this function.

Stop button stops downloads for selected files. You can also stop download by pushing Cancel button in File Download dialog or by closing the dialog. Stop All button stops all downloads in progress.
Delete Completed button (available only in registered versions) deletes all complete downloads from the list.

All main controls are also available in File menu as well as in Popup menu with the right mouse click on a file in the Download List.

You can pick Properties item in popup menu to see/edit properties of the selected file. You can change the location to save file, add description, change URL or server login information (username and password).

Categories

In the left side of the main part of the window is a tree of download categories. Internet Download Manager offers the categories feature to organize and manage your files. If you don’t need it, you may simply close Categories window and don’t select any categories when downloading files.

Every download category has a name, a default download directory and a list of associated file types. IDM has several predefined categories like Music, Video, Programs, Documents, etc. You may delete, edit them, or add your own categories.

Right clicking on a categories item will show a menu to allow you to add a new categories, or to edit or delete existing items. When adding a category, you may choose the file extensions to associate with the category, and you may select the default download directory where to place the files of this category.

For example, Documents category could have the following extensions “doc pdf xls txt” and the following default download category “c:\downloads\documents”.

IDM will suggest the category and the folder automatically when you download or save files that match the list of file types. If you disable save file dialogs in IDM options, Internet Download Manager will place downloads to their designated folders automatically.

So, this was all on Internet Download Manager. We hope this helps you out in learning IDM and you provide us with your feedback.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *