What is IDM Extension?
IDM is an Internet Download Manager for downloading files and managing downloaded files. And to integrate Internet Download Manager to Chrome, Mozilla, or Opera, IDM Extension is required. IDM Extension finds URL of files that a user wants to download then the IDM extension sends URL to the Internet Download Manager and then users are able to download it from Internet Download Manager on Chrome or any other browser.
IDM Extension is a part of IDM which usually adds automatically in browsers after installing Internet Download Manager. But sometimes due to different reasons the IDM extension does not add on browsers automatically so we need to add IDM extension to chrome, Opera (or other browsers) manually.
How to add IDM extension in Chrome
After installing the Internet Download Manager you can find the IDM extension for chrome in the installation directory. Mostly the location of IDM extension is C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager. Now that you know the location of IDM extension for chrome you should also know how to install Internet Download Manager extension on chrome. This method is not just for chrome, it will also work with Mozilla and Opera browser.
Note that Opera versions 14 and lower have limited support of IDM and do not work with IDM extension.
Follow these Simple Steps to integrate IDM (Internet Download Manager) into Opera Browser
Open Google Chrome browser or another browser on PC.
Click on three dots on the top right. Then go to More tools > extensions.
Go to the location where IDM is installed. In my case, C:/Program Files(x86)/Internet Download Manager.
Inside internet download manager folder look for IDMGCExt.crx file.
Select the IDMGCExt file and drag & drop in the Google Chrome Extension page.
It will popup for permission, click on Add Extension. This will add IDM extension to Chrome.
Enable Advanced Browser Integration In IDM
Open IDM and Go to “Options->General” IDM dialog box. Enable the “Use advanced browser integration” option. Now check that integration into Opera is also enabled. To enable IDM in Opera Browser tick the “Opera” checkbox. Click OK to save on the dialogue box to save your settings.
I hope this article was helpful to you. If you have any queries regarding IDM extension then you can ask in comment section.