Exclusive trick to resume broken download links from IDM

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We all know Internet Download Manager (IDM) is the most powerful and popular downloader.But how you feel when you have already downloaded a large part of a big file (say 60% to 99%) and IDM says…..ERROR-link broken..can’t resume etc…although it was a resumeable download link?Definitely you feel like throwing your system.Same was the case with me but I’ve discovered a trick to resume broken IDM downloads.

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Though sometime IDM says ‘ERROR-link broken..can’t resume’ etc. for a resumable link you can easily resume your broken downloads(condition: file should be available in the site form where you started your download/file hosting server/mirrors)  with this simple and effective trick.Just follow the following steps.


1.Double click the download name in main IDM window that shows ERROR to resume.It will show the following window.

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2.Click the http link of file (highlighted in blue colour-as shown above)

3.Download link will open in the browser and following window appears just after that.



4.Click ‘OK’ to resume.Most probably the download will resume.

If it still doesn’t resume then continue with following steps-

5.Open the website/mirror site of the same file that you were downloading.

6.Start a new download of the same file again which was showing ERROR from website/mirror site).

7.After download starts-pause it.Double click new download’s name.

8.Copy the address from ‘Address’ box of new download (shown with blue colour highlight in following image).


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9.Paste the copied address to old download’s similar ‘Address’ box and press ‘OK’.

10.Now from main IDM download window select the old download that was showing ERROR and click on resume.


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Now after the 10th step I expect a big smile on your face.Yes…..that old file which was not resuming is now again downloading with full speed :-)

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Author: CyberPassion Team

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