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Free Download Manager v3.9.7 build 1638 Updated

billon on 8 Nov 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Sydney2K

Free Download Manager (FDM) is a feature-rich tool for handling and accelerating downloads. Includes a site explorer, offline website downloader, scheduler, video downloader (YouTube, Google Video etc.), BitTorrent support and more. An included media file preview prevents downloading mislabeled music or video while a ZIP file preview tool saves download time and bandwidth by selectively removing unneeded parts. A hash check capability can verify downloads and the program can be controlled remotely over the Internet (fdmwi.exe).

Especially useful to overcome unreliable/slow connections that require frequent download restarts, when bandwidth is at a premium, or for very large files.

Alternatively, Free Download Manager Portable is available, as well as a "lite" version, which has not been tested for portability.

NOTE: The program will now prompt for upgrade to the newest version on startup, which is not portable (thanks Joby) and uses a closed-source license.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. It writes some values to the registry, but these are not related to any user settings.
Dependencies: WinXP: requires Service Pack 3 or above
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer (v3.9.7) and install to the default folder
  2. Run the program and from the menu, select "File" - "Create Portable Version" and copy to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Delete unins000.exe and unins000.dat
  5. Launch fdm.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Web Downloader
What's new?
  • Firefox 57+ support.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-02-24 05:17

Excellent program. Seems to have everything that my commercial downloader program (IDM) has and more. Didn't test for browser integration or website downloader because i don't really need, but everything else works great.

webfork on 2015-04-26 21:34

Love this program particularly for infrequent or bad internet connections. Helps restart, resume, and find the best connections for downloads. I also use it for the occasional Linux or other big file distribution torrent.

shnbwmn on 2016-01-07 20:31

The best download manager. Period.

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