Fix Attempted To Downgrade Extension IDM Error 2020

Last updated on February 17th, 2020 at 03:57 pm

When you try to install an extension from your computer (not from Chrome Web Store) by dragging and dropping it onto Chrome extensions page, you may get error like  ‘Attempted to downgrade extension’,. If you are not getting this error then this article is not for you. And if you are getting then see how to overcome this error.

Why We Get Attempted To Downgrade Extension IDM Error 2020?

When we add any extension in Chrome then it is in its packed version and its format is .crx. This is the compressed file which contains different files and folders. So we have to unpack it in order to install as a developer.

How To Unpacked The IDM Extension

In order to install the extension to Chrome, You have first unpacked it. Here is the step by step guide on How to unpack the extension.

1. First of all, Go through your C Drive and open Program files folder (if windows is 32 bit) and Program Files x86 (if windows is 64 bit).

2. You will see internet download manager folder, Find IDMGCExt.crx file in this folder.

3. Once you get the IDMGCExt.crx. Just copy it.

4. After copying it paste in on any other place (prefer desktop as it will be easy to locate).

5. Now just change its file extension from .crx to .zip. Dont worry about you can change the file extension type. just rename it from .crx to .zip. That’s it, you have successfully changed the extension type.

6. After changing the extension, Just open it with any extraction software and extract it.

That’s It. Now you have successfully unpacked the extension. The next step is to install the extension in chrome browser. Just follow this simple steps.

How To Install IDM Unpacked Extension To Fix Attempted To Downgrade Extension IDM Error 2020

1. First open Google chrome and go to the extension page.

2. Now you will see a option Developer Mode, If this is unchecked then first check it in order to install the unpacked extension.

3. Now you will see two option there, First one is “Load Unpacked Extension” and other one is “Pack Extension”.

4. Just click on Load Unpacked Extension. Now you have to select the file which you have extracted in Step 6.

5. After selecting it, Just click on Ok and confirm the New Extension Confirmation Message.

That’s it. In this way you can easily solve this Attempted To Downgrade Extension IDM Error. That’s it for now. Hope you like this article, If you have any query related to this then feel free to comment here.

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Written by Abhishek

Abhishek is the CEO-Founder of the tricksNhub. He is a Freelancer, Blogger, and SEO enthusiast. He is obsessed with Movies, TV Shows, and photography while writing is his first love. He has completed his B.Tech from NIT Jaipur and left his Job of teaching to achieve his passion for Blogging. He has experienced of more than 5 years in Blogging.

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