Resume IDM Downloads or Videos

Learn how could you resume your IDM corrupted download or session expired file, all the steps shown with images. Click to view.

Resume IDM Download Files
Many of us are using IDM, which is Internet Download Manager because it's very unique software for downloading files. IDM is top class download manager and world's most famous internet downloading software. It provide the maximum speed to download file as per connection speed, IDM breaks download file into many short files to download them separately then it will automatically build up in one file. I must say, every IDM user must have faced an error due to disconnection of their internet connection during downloading file and also due to shortcut of electricity or any other similar issue which results download can't be resumed. The Tutorial basically for those, who are facing problem with their Internet Download Manager, when their huge file i.e 1GB or above download reaches 90% or up then they suddenly receives error and can't resume there download. This problem usually persist when network becomes disconnect or light cut off. The error mostly comes when downloading Youtube files but also other type of files.

Basically the Exact Error is:

Cannot resume downloading the file:
It's possible that the address of the file is not valid anymore or your session has expired.
IDM will open a web page in your browser where it captured this download.
Please start the download of the same file from your browser again, and IDM will try to capture a new address or new session data to resume this download.

The people who are receiving above error don't need to worry any more about downloading huge/mega files using Internet Download Manager (IDM) because now they can easily resume or continue there download file from exact same point where they left that last time.

Follow Instructions with Screenshots:

Step by Step Procedure

Resuming IDM Expired Session Download - Step 1
Open your Internet Download Manager (IDM), just right click on
that file which showed an error and then click on "Resume Download"
as shown on pic.

Resuming IDM Expired Session Download - Step 2
Then your download will be open in a box as shown pic.
Wait for that error which shows "Cannot Resume".

Resuming IDM Expired Session Download - Step 3
Then you will receive error "Cannot resume downloading the file"
Just click on "OK" as shown in pic.

Resuming IDM Expired Session Download - Step 4
After clicking on "OK" your web browser will be open which will
automatically redirect to the page, from where you have started
downloading the file. If it's Youtube or another other Video then
Pause that after 2 seconds.

Resuming IDM Expired Session Download - Step 5
Then Just click on "Download Video from this page". As shown pic.

Resuming IDM Expired Session Download - Step 6
Then IDM box will be open and will start/continue download.

Resuming IDM Expired Session Download - Step 7
As you can see in this pic, IDM successfully resume the download
and it's being downloading from last stage where it left.

Video Tutorial:

YouTube Video ***720p***

DailyMotion Video ***720p***

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  1. I am glad that the blog owner has chosen a very interesting matter in order to spread huge knowledge among people...I would like to congratulate for this hard work to the blog owner and would like to be part of his blog by submitting comments.

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  2. what about zip or other files? this method works with zip or .exe files?

  3. Yeah. This procedure will work for all type of files downloading via IDM. The example has set only with Video Clips.


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My PC Tips| Fix Issues: Resume IDM Downloads or Videos
Resume IDM Downloads or Videos
Learn how could you resume your IDM corrupted download or session expired file, all the steps shown with images. Click to view.
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