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IDM File Has Been Moved Solution

Updated on Mar 15, 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. Download and install EaseUS file recovery software. 

Step 2. Select the location where you lost IDM files and click "Scan
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan to find IDM files;
After the quick scan, a deep scan will automatically start to find more files and data from IDM;

click "scan" to find moved files from IDM

Step 3. Preview and restore lost IDM files;
You can preview found data by file types, select found Downloads files and click "Recover" to save them to another safe spot in PC/storage device.

click "recover" to restore lost IDM files