Recover Unfinished Download From IDM and save your downloading Efforts. Broken downloads may waste consumed data. It is directly related to the wastage of money. We can ignore unfinished downloads of smaller size files, but in the case of larger size files such as 500MB+, it becomes a headache.
Generally, downloading link breaks in IDM because of expiry or change in the source address. Many sites generate temporary access tokens for downloading sessions, which expires after some hours. If you don’t download files within that allowed session, it will not get finished. This is a precautionary measure taken by the downloading sites to avoid mass hotlinking and third-party link sharing.
You don’t have to bother if this happens to you. If your download is unfinished and expired, follow these steps.
Steps to Recover Unfinished Download From IDM
1. Refresh Download Address
Go to the IDM (Internet Download Manager) user interface, and “Right Click On Expired Video->Refresh download address“
2. Obtain new download link
Refreshing download address will open waiting for dialogue as shown in the following screenshot. Then the same downloading page will open an internet browser in the background. If not then you have to manually start the same downloading process while IDM is waiting to obtain a new address.
3. Resume unfinished download
Once downloading is started, IDM will capture a new downloading link with a fresh downloading session associated with it. Click on OK to resume unfinished download in IDM.