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IDM File Has Been Moved Solution

Updated on Oct 17, 2018 by Brithny to File Recovery


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

1. Open IDM and click the following options:

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

3. Find "DownloadData" folder  

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

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

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. 

recover wanted data from your devices