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How to Fix IDM Extensions Not Showing on Google Chrome Browser


It doesn’t appear in Chrome for those of you looking for a solution related to IDM. This article will discuss some solutions to solve the IDM extension not appearing and installed in the Google Chrome browser.

Troubleshooting IDM Extension Problems

Allingadget – Internet Download Manager or often shortened to IDM, is an application that is widely used for downloading files, music, videos and documents.

Software developed by Tonec Inc. can download files faster than downloading via Google Chrome manually.

However, many IDM users have problems with Google Chrome. The most frequent problem is that IDM does not appear in Chrome which causes a lot of files and media that cannot be downloaded directly using this very popular download software.

This article will provide a solution to activate and display IDM in Chrome in several easy ways. Check out our important points, which will be discussed in the article below.

Frequently Experienced IDM Extension Problems

Several kinds of issues related to the IDM extension not showing in the Chrome browser. But what you often encounter is that the download button does not appear on many sites such as YouTube and Facebook.

Here are some problems that are often encountered related to IDM. Check one of the problems below, and do you experience any of the issues below? Here’s a list of the issues:

  • You installed the IDM software, but it is not integrated with the Google Chrome web browser, so you can’t use IDM and can’t download anything from Chrome using IDM.
  • You updated the IDM version or the Google Chrome version, which caused IDM to stop working in Chrome.
  • There is no IDM extension for Chrome when you check the chrome://extensions extension page.
  • When manually installing the IDM extension, you get the message “Apps, extensions, and user scripts cannot be added from this website.”
  • IDM extension is in Chrome but not working.
  • The message often appears “You have an obsolete Google Chrome browser integration, or Google Chrome integration is not installed. Would you like to read how to fix it?”
  • An error message appears, namely “Not from Chrome Web Store. This extension violates the Chrome Web Store Policy.” or “Google has flagged IDM Integration as malicious and installation has been prevented.” when trying to install the IDM extension in Chrome.
  • An error message appears “Suspicious extensions disabled. To make Chrome safer, we disabled some extensions that aren’t listed in the Chrome Web Store and may have been added without your knowledge.”
  • The IDM extension is corrupted with the message “This extension may have been corrupted.”
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If you encounter one of the IDM problems above, please read the provided solutions below.

Causes of IDM Not Appearing On Chrome

The causes of all the problems above can vary, but the most common is because IDM is not updated to a new version while the Google Chrome browser has been updated to a newer version or vice versa.

Another reason is that Chrome detects that this extension violates its rules. Without the IDM extension, which is often referred to as the IDM Integration Module in Chrome, you cannot use the IDM feature to download something from Chrome.

How to Fix IDM Extensions

We will provide several solutions that you can do to bring back the IDM extension on Google Chrome. Here are some ways to activate IDM in Chrome that you can try:

Solution 1: How to Setting IDM for Chrome Browser

The first way is done on the IDM software directly. Here’s how to solve it:

1. Open the Internet Download Manager (IDM) software on your laptop or PC.

2. Select the Downloads menu > Options.


4. Then select OK.

“Note: If there is no Google Chrome in the list, select Add Browser and look for the Chrome.exe file on your laptop”.

Solution 2: How To Install IDM Extension Manually

If the first solution doesn’t work, please try this second solution. This method is manual by forcibly and manually adding the IDM extension to the Chrome extension list. Here are the steps to add IDM to Chrome:

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Select the three-dot button (3-dots menu) at the top right of the browser, then select More Tools > Extensions.

Alternative way: type chrome://extensions in Chrome browser URL then Enter.


3. After that, open Windows Explorer or press the Windows + E key combination simultaneously, then access the location where IDM is installed—usually located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager or C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager.

4. After that, look for the IDMGCExt.crx file or the IDMGCExt file in the Internet Download Manager folder.


5. Next, drag and drop the IDMGCExt file into the list of Google Chrome extensions. If it says, “Extensions, apps, and themes can harm your computer. Are you sure you want to continue?” then click Continue.


6. The IDM extension is already installed on Google Chrome.


Solution 3: Download IDM Extension on Chrome Web Store

If the two methods above don’t work, try the third method: adding the original IDM extension in the Chrome Web Store and pairing it to the Google Chrome browser. Here are the steps to install the IDM extension to Google Chrome:

1. Open Google Chrome and Download IDM Extension for Chrome.

2. After that, click the Add to Chrome button.


3. After that, a confirmation message will appear and select Add Extension.


4. Done.

Solution 4: Update Internet Download Manager (IDM) Version

The last way is to update the IDM version to the latest version. However, this method does NOT APPLY for IDM that is not original, aka crack. Only valid for the original full version of IDM. Here’s how to update IDM to a newer version:

1. Open IDM.

2. Select the Help menu > Check for Updates.


3. The new version will be downloaded if the IDM update is available. If not, IDM will notify you if the installed IDM is the current latest version of IDM.

4. Done.

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What is the result? Hopefully, one of the solutions above can solve the problem of IDM not appearing in the Chrome browser. Our last suggestion is to buy a genuine IDM license to avoid unwanted issues.

You can try this article for problems on Windows 11, 10, 8 or Windows 7 laptops. You can also access articles from the official IDM website via this link.

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