[How To] find temporary folder of Internet download manager

It is sure a very helpful software and makes our work easier and comfortably simple. Sometimes you might have been wondering, where IDM is keeping your files before producing the final output you get after the finished download. Well, it is simple - Your files are unfinished and it should be in the temporary folder. Once you hear about it, You are almost there.

IDM saves your files at this location :


You will find folders which is indexed by the names of your current unfinished downloads. You got it now. You can wander around a little bit and get to know that files have no extension on it.

If you are downloading multiple files at once - like music album - you'll find that there are exactly the same amount of files without extensions. To get the preview of the files, you can copy one of them to other location and add an extention at the end.

Play or open the file with the software which can run it.


*Never rename the folder or file you are download in the temp folder of IDM or you might end up with the un-resumeable download.

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  • Guest - Chandu


    How to to run those files Because My Download is stukked at 99.98% Please Tell Me i have tried that link change

  • Guest - sourav


    Dear Shanker sir
    At first Thanks for this post..And this post really help me.:)

    Comment last edited on about 5 months ago by Swadesh Shanker Parasher
    from Bangladesh
  • Guest - HD


    What? I searched for this on Google and I came here because this simple folder you are mentioning was 60 GB and my drive was exploding, What the hell!! Thank you for telling me that these useless files can be deleted. Thanks again. My system could not breathe.

  • Haha. not a problem. You're welcome. :)

  • Guest - frieza


    when i delete my unfinished download at idm, what happen to the 'unfinished' data at C:\Users\***\AppData\Roaming\IDM\DwnlData? it's not gonna disappear like a ghost is it?
    should i manually clean/delete them? and, are there any vital/important file for idm in that folder?

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