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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 4/29/2015.

FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 600%, or even more! FDM can also resume broken downloads so you needn`t start downloading from the beginning after casual interruption.

You can read what other community members say about the file you are going to download, and also leave your own opinion about the file you downloaded. In this way FDM users are always warned against useless or malicious files.

Download video from video sites, such as Youtube, Google Video, etc. The video can then be saved in native .flv format or converted to one of more popular video formats.

To install Free Download Manager, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install freedownloadmanager

To upgrade Free Download Manager, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade freedownloadmanager


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try { #error handling is only necessary if you need to do anything in addition to/instead of the main helpers
      $packageName = "FreeDownloadManager"
      $mydir = (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
      $contentDir = ($mydir | Split-Path | Join-Path -ChildPath "content")
      $binDir = ($mydir | Split-Path | Join-Path -ChildPath "bin")
      $toolsDir = ($mydir | Split-Path | Join-Path -ChildPath "tools")
      $shortcutTarget = Join-Path $binDir "$packageName.exe"
      # main helpers - these have error handling tucked into them so they become the only line of your script if that is all you need.
      # installer, will assert administrative rights
       Install-ChocolateyPackage -packageName "$packageName" `
       						-fileType 'exe' `
       						-url '' `
       						-silentArgs '/silent'
       						#-url64bit '' `
      # "/s /S /q /Q /quiet /silent /SILENT /VERYSILENT" # try any of these to get the silent installer #msi is always /quiet
      # download and unpack a zip file
     # Install-ChocolateyZipPackage 'TITLE' `
    	#				  -url '32BITURL' `
    	#				  -unzipLocation $binDir `
    	#				  -url64bit '64BITURL' 
      # other helpers - using any of these means you want to uncomment the error handling up top and at bottom.
      # downloader that the main helpers use to download items
      #Get-ChocolateyWebFile 'FastCopy' 'DOWNLOAD_TO_FILE_FULL_PATH' '' ''
      # installer, will assert administrative rights - used by Install-ChocolateyPackage
      #Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage '__NAME__' 'EXE_OR_MSI' 'SILENT_ARGS' '_FULLFILEPATH_'
      # unzips a file to the specified location - auto overwrites existing content
      #Get-ChocolateyUnzip "" "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
      # Runs processes asserting UAC, will assert administrative rights - used by Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage
      #Run-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin 'STATEMENTS_TO_RUN' 'Optional_Application_If_Not_PowerShell'
      # add specific folders to the path - any executables found in the chocolatey package folder will already be on the path. This is used in addition to that or for cases when a native installer doesn't add things to the path.
      #Install-ChocolateyPath 'LOCATION_TO_ADD_TO_PATH' 'User_OR_Machine' # Machine will assert administrative rights
      # add specific files as shortcuts to the desktop
     # Install-ChocolateyDesktopLink $shortcutTarget
      #------- ADDITIONAL SETUP -------#
      # make sure to uncomment the error handling if you have additional setup to do
      $processor = Get-WmiObject Win32_Processor
      $is64bit = $processor.AddressWidth -eq 64
      # the following is all part of error handling
      Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName "$($_.Exception.Message)"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Free Download Manager.ORG


Copyright © 2004-2013. Free Download Manager.ORG. All rights reserved


Release Notes

New features:
[+] Unicode support.
[+] YouTube downloads thorough processing.
[–] General bug fixes.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Free Download Manager 1773 Friday, May 10, 2013  
Free Download Manager 3.8.1173.0 520 Sunday, February 26, 2012  

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