Internet Download Manager - Backup plugin

Internet Download Manager is a computer application that increases download speed with built-in download logic accelerator, resume and schedule downloads. This article presents briefly what Internet Download Manager is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

About Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager has the capability to restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.

Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads. 

How to backup and restore Internet Download Manager using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure Internet Download Manager, its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back up Internet Download Manager is important as it will save you time.

Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the Internet Download Manager plugin, will allow you to back-up the application setting files.

In order to backup Internet Download Manager, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: Internet Download Manager backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up Internet Download Manager. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-download-install-and-use-backup-plugins-910.html

If you need to restore the Internet Download Manager files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:

  1. Install Internet Download Manager and the Internet Download Manager plugin from here: Internet Download Manager backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the Internet Download Manager plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:

  • Settings: %appdata%\IDM

The above Internet Download Manager data can be manually included in a backup, but we recommend to use the backup plugin to avoid any mistakes. If you want to backup other multimedia applications, visit the Network and Internet section.

Applies to:
Internet Download Manager 6.x
Backup4all 4.x, 5.x

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