JDownloader installation guide

JDownloader installation guide

JDownloader installation guide

Once you’ve downloaded JDownloader (for free from this same site), then it’s time to install this comprehensive direct download manager. This guide will help you to get everything done properly.

  1. Download and install JDownloader

Download JDownloader from http://jdownloader.com, open the installer and select where you want to copy all the files needed for the program to work (i.e., the default folder or the one you prefer).

  1. File association and shortcuts

Click Next and the license terms will show. After that, you will be able to create file associations between JDownloader and downloadable content (.dlc) files (among others supported) or put a shortcut on the desktop and/or Windows Start menu.

If Java is not installed on your computer, you’ll be prompted to do so, as it’s a necessary component for JDownloader to work.

JDownloader file associations

  1. Language

You can chose the language to use with JDownloader and where the downloaded files will be stored (“Download directory”).

By default, the directory will be C:\User\[user_name]\Downloads, but it’s easy to change it by pressing Select.

  1. FlashGot add-on (optional)

The next step is optional, and it’s about installing FlashGot, and add-on to integrate JDownloader with Firefox. This way, whenever you are surfing the web, you will be able to use a button to automatically add all the downloadable content on any given site to JDownloader.

  1. JDownloader update

When the installation ends, it’s always a good idea to update JDownloader. It will only take a few minutes, and after that you will have the last version of JDownloader.

Now you’re done! Enjoy and have fun downloading everything you want for free with JDownloader.

Tutorial: how to download files with JDownloader

Tutorial: how to download files with JDownloader

If you want to download files with JDownloader, the first thing you need to do is specify the folder where they will be stored.

To do so, just go to the Settings tab and select “Downloads and Connection”. There you will be able to modify it. Then, JDownloader will ask you to insert a link or URL in order to add a download to its list.

Once you have copied the links, the link grabber of JDownloader will manage them automatically, checking its availability. If they are still online, just click the option “Continue with all” or individually add only those you want to download. Otherwise, you can also clear the list and discard them all.

Now, the selected files will be added to the Download tab, where you will be able to arrange them according to their priority, as well as just pause or resume the tasks whenever you want.

When the download is finished, select it and with a right click you will open the folder where it has been stored. As simple as that.

If you need further instructions to use JDownloader, take a look at our set up guide.

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