IDM File Has Been Moved Solution

Brithny updated on Dec 28, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


Internet Download Manager says "The file has been moved" when you download a large file. How to solve this? Read this article to know the solutions, and restore the moved files from IDM with ease.

IDM File Has Been Moved All of a Sudden

"I have downloaded a file of 622 Mb. On completion, I couldn't open it as it displayed a message: "the file has been moved". The status of the file is that it is completely downloaded. 

What can I do to restore the file? I have downloaded it with great difficulty. Now it seems to be lost as it is found nowhere in the Computer. Please help me. Thank you!"

IDM File Has Been Moved Solutions

You are in the right place, here we have two effective solutions for you to restore the moved file from IDM.

Solution 1. Manually Restore Moved Fils from IDM

Step 1. Open IDM and click the following options:

  Options>save to>temporary directory
Step 2. Copy the directory address, and paste to windows explorer address and enter

Step 3. Find "DownloadData" folder  

Step 4. Open each the file using "open with" until you find your file.

Step 5. Once you find your file, go to menubar> click Tools> view> UNMARK ", and hide extensions for known file types" 

Step 6. Go to your file again. Simply RENAME the file to make sure that your file will not be moved again.

Solution 2. Restore Moved Files in IDM With File Recovery Software

If the first solution doesn't retrieve the moved files from IDM successfully, you need to try a free file recovery tool to help you.  

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional is a good and easy recovery tool. It is designed to deal with all complicated data loss situations like deleted recovery, format recovery, data recovery after virus attack, system crash, raw error and more and has helped numerous users recover deleted files from PC, external hard drive, memory card, USB drive. Read on to know the steps to restore the moved files from IDM:

Step 1. Select a location to start finding data

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, please select a location where you lose your data and start to scan, like Desktop, Libraries, hard drive, external storage devices or lost partitions.

select the device

Step 2. Scan your partition

Click the "Scan" button and the software begins to scan your partition to find as much lost data as possible.

the software will scan the drive to find all of your data

Tips for finding wanted data

  • Extra Files: find files that lost names or paths
  • Filter: a quick way to your wanted files
  • Search: e.g. file name/file extension

Step 3. Preview and recover lost files

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to preview specific recoverable files. After the preview or file filtering, you can target the tracked files and press the "Recover" button to get everything you want back. 

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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