How to Add IDM Extension in Opera 2021-- A Complete Guide

How to Add IDM Extension in Opera

What is Internet Download Manager?

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a downloading software that helps you to increase your download speed by up to 5 times. It also allows you to resume and schedule downloads. 

Because of its resume and comprehensive error recovery capability, it restarts broken or interrupted downloads due to network problems, lost connections, unexpected power outages, or computer shutdowns. IDM is user friendly and easy to use because of its simple graphic user interface.

To accelerate your downloads IDM uses a smart download logic accelerator with safe multipart downloading technology and intelligent dynamic file segmentation. 

Internet Download Manager divides downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without needing connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance which makes unique from other download managers and accelerators available out there.

IDM Extension Opera also allow you download several videos at once from video hosting sites: YouTubeVimeoWistiaBrightcove and so on. To take full advantage of installing IDM on your computer, you need to first install IDM integration module and integrate it in Opera web browser

However, if you have problems in integrating IDM Extension Opera with Opera browser and you can't install IDM integration module opera, you have come to the right place and this article is for you.

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In this article, we will show you how to install IDM integration module Opera and add IDM extension in Opera.

Let us get started.

What are the Problems in integrating IDM integration module opera?

The following are possible problems you might have faced while trying to integrate IDM (Internet Download Manager) with Opera browser:

  • You installed IDM in your computer but it didn't integrate with Opera web browser. You are unable to use IDM in Opera. You can't download anything using IDM in Opera.
  • You upgraded IDM to a new version or upgraded Opera to a new version and IDM stopped working in Opera.
  • You checked Opera extensions (Opera ://extensions/) page and it doesn't show "IDM integration module opera" extension in the list.
  • "IDM Integration Module" extension is present on extensions page but not working in Opera.
  • You get "Apps, extensions, and user scripts cannot be added from this website" error while trying to install IDM extension manually in Opera.
  • You get "You have an obsolete Opera browser integration, or Opera integration is not installed. Would you like to read how to fix it?" error message in IDM.
  • You get "Not from Opera Web Store. This extension violates the Opera Web Store Policy" error message while trying to install IDM extension in Opera.
  • You get "Suspicious extensions disabled, to make Opera safer, we disabled some extensions that aren't listed in the Opera Web Store and may have been added without your knowledge" error message in Opera browser.
  • You get "Opera has flagged IDM Integration as malicious and installation has been prevented" error message while trying to install IDM extension in Opera.
  • Opera may disable IDM extension and show "This extension may have been corrupted" error message.

Sometimes IDM fails to add its required extension called IDM integration module opera into Opera browser. This might happen due to incompatibility or other issues. Sometimes, Opera may also block IDM extension installation due to clash with its policy issues. If the IDM Extension Opera is not installed in Opera, you'll be unable to download anything using IDM in Opera.

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How to Add IDM Extension (IDM Integration Module) in Opera?
Method 1: Updating IDM to the latest version

You need to add or install IDM's missing extension "IDM Integration Module" manually in Opera so that you can integrate IDM with Opera and IDM will start working in Opera.

First, check whether you are using the latest version of Internet Download Manager in your computer or not. To do this:

1.     Open IDM and click on the Help tab.

Checking update on IDM

2. Click on the Check for updates option. 

If you are using the latest IDM version, you will see "You are using the latest version of Internet Download Manager" message. If it is an older version, it will automatically start downloading and installing the latest version and update your IDM.

Upgrading IDM to the latest version may fix the integration issue and all kind of error messages as IDM team fixes known issues in newer versions automatically.  Since latest IDM versions come up with support for newer versions of all popular web browsers and new web browsers, upgrading IDM to latest version may also fix compatibility issues.

After you updated Internet Download Manager to its latest version, it may also install missing IDM Extension Opera which will automatically integrate IDM in your browser.

Method 2: Enable Opera in "Use advanced browser integration"

Open IDM's Options window and make sure "Use advanced browser integration" option is enabled. Similarly, enable Opera under "Capture downloads from the following browsers" list as shown in following image: 

IDM configuration

This method may also help you enable IDM integration module for other browsers such as ChromeSafariFirefoxMicrosoft Edge, etc., in case IDM is not capturing downloads.

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Method 3: Drag and Drop IDMGCExt.crx file

If the methods presented so far didn't work, then you will need to manually install IDM extension in Opera using the following steps:

1.      Open IDM.

2.     Click on Options

                            Options in IDM

3.     Open Opera extensions page in opera by clicking on Menu and then Extensions as shown below. 

how to open extensions page in opera

Note: Alternatively, you can directly open Opera Extensions page by writing "extensions" on the opera's address bar and hitting Enter.

4.     Then, open the following folder path in your Computer: 

            C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager

5.     Look for IDMGCExt59.crx or IDMGCExt file.              

IDMGCExt59.crx or IDMGCExt file Directory

6.    Finally, click on the IDMGCExt.crx file. Then, drag and drop it on to Opera's extensions page. Click on Install button to add the missing IDM Integration Module extension into Opera browser. 

Now, you can enjoy high speed download offered by Internet Download Manager since you have successfully installed IDM integration Module Opera.


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