How To Activate IDM In Google Chrome [2024]


Want to use IDM? Are you confused about how to activate IDM on Google Chrome?

IDM is usually automatically activated in the browser when it’s finished installing, but there are also some users who have to turn it on manually first.

For example, how to bring up IDM integration in Google Chrome, as I want to discuss here.

How To Activate IDM In Google Chrome

Previously Need To Know Here

First, it should be noted here, I said earlier that IDM is usually already active in the browser when it’s finished installing.

So why do some users have to turn it on manually?

The answer is because either IDM or Google Chrome is used, it is not the latest version.

So that the compatibility of the two does not match, and the application is unreadable, and even cannot be active.

For that, please try to first update the IDM Application and the Google Chromium Application to the latest version.

But, if you want to manually activate IDM in Chrome, you have to do certain steps.

Let’s discuss in full below:

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How to Activate IDM in Google Chrome In 2024

Step 1: Please open Google Chrome, then click the menu at the top right, select more tools then click Extensions.

How to Activate IDM in Google Chrome

Step 2: Then the Chrome Extensions page will appear.

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Step 3: Minimize Google Chrome temporarily. Next, go to the Folder where IDM is installed.

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The default is in C: \ Program Files \ Internet Download Manager. If there isn’t, please search first ..

Step 4: In that folder, find a file named IDMGCExt.crx.

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Step 5: Re-open the Google Chrome page, position it next to the IDM Folder file list.

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Step 6: Click and hold on the IDMGCExt.crx file then drag it to the Google Chrome Extensions page.

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Step 7: If so, click Continue on the notification at the bottom of Chrome. Later a new extension will appear called IDM Integration Module (IDM). Please search and select Activate.

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How to Fix If IDM Still Doesn’t Appear in Chrome

With the above method, IDM should be automatically integrated. I myself have tried it several times and it works.

Well, you’ve tried it but it hasn’t worked, try to follow these suggestions again:

1. Make Sure IDM Settings in Chrome are Active

How to Fix If IDM Still Doesn't Appear in Chrome

IDM has a special setting that by default should be active.

Even so, sometimes this setting just doesn’t turn on. Whether because it’s accidentally disabled or for other reasons.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open IDM in the Windows Taskbar Tray Icon
  2. Click raffle Options
  3. Make sure Google Chrome is checked there


  1. Right-click IDM in the Windows Taskbar Tray Icon
  2. Then select Exit

Open the IDM again when done.

This method is suitable for:

  • Fixed problematic IDM integration
  • Fix IDM on Google Chrome not working, even though it is already active

2. Update IDM and Google Chrome to the Latest Version

Update IDM and Google Chrome to the Latest Version

It’s like I said before. The IDM update here is intended so that IDM that does not appear in Chrome can be normal again.

The method is really easy:

  1. Open IDM via the Tray Icon
  2. Click Help at the top
  3. Then click Check For Updates

Just wait until the IDM is finished checking for updates. Then also check for updates for the Chromenya:

  1. Buka Google Chrome
  2. Click the top right three dots button
  3. Click Help and select About Chrome

There we can update Google Chrome.

Note: Make sure both are the latest versions

3. Install IDM Extension on Google Web Store

Install IDM Extension on Google Web Store

In the Google Web Store, there is also an IDM extension. This can help to bring up IDM in Google Chrome.

How to enter the extension like this:

  1. Open the Google Chrome Webstore
  2. Search for IDM Integration Module via the search field
  3. Install it

If so, try restarting Google Chrome.

This method is suitable for:

  • Overcoming IDM Extension in Google Chrome not appearing on the chrome: // extensions page
  • The notification “This extension may have been corrupted” di Google Chrome

4. Clean Install IDM

Clean Install IDM

The purpose of the clean install here is to delete IDM until it is clean and then reinstall it.

This method is highly recommended when we’ve added IDM to Chrome, but it’s still not active.

I have discussed before, how to uninstall IDM until it is 100% clean. For Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 users, try reading.

This method is suitable for:

  • Resolve the message appears error “Extensions, Apps, User Scripts cannot be added from this website.”
  • Resolved the error integration message in Google Chrome
  • Fixed unable to install IDM due to other problems

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Create All IDM Versions? : Of course, I can. For this tutorial, I use the latest version of the application. For the old version, it’s not that different.

IDM is Already Active, But Sometimes You Like Not Working? : Make sure the IDM tray icon in the bottom right taskbar menu is running. Because if it’s not active, it automatically won’t work. Integrating the IDM must also be in accordance with the previous steps.

When you drag IDM to the extension page, why isn’t it detected? : The solution is to try reinstalling Google Chromenya. I tried it and it worked.

How to turn off IDM?: Please go back to the extensions page. Then select Deactivate on IDM. Then IDM will automatically turn off.

Are There Other Settings That Must Be Done? : So far nothing. Enough with the steps to display IDM above, then IDM is 100% ready to use.


For me, connecting IDM on Google Chrome is not difficult. In just two minutes, the steps I described earlier can make IDM active.

I made this tutorial based on my own experience. And here I share the steps as clearly as possible using pictures.

However, if it’s still not clear, please just ask where. So that later I will update or explain it (Use the comments column below).

Hopefully helpful and useful.

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