Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Free Download Manager/FDM Portable is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer
Free Download Manager (FDM) is a beefy open-source download manager with an impressive feature set... —Adam Pash, lifehacker.com, 9/04/08 9:00am
All in all, Free Download Manager is a keeper since it has all the features one might require from such a software. Moreover, it does not stress your CPU every time you start a new download. You easily accommodate with all features put at your disposal due to the friendly interface, proving to be a practical application overall. —Bogdan Popa, Softpedia.com, December 16th, 2014
Free Download Manager is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license. Warning: beware of fake versions.

FDMPortable_5.1.37_build_7258.paf
Size: 142 MB (149,487,616 bytes) Packed Size: 43.1 MB (45,207,552 bytes)
MD5: C9B3857CCD506DA33E6C2B7FF043B7A9


FDMPortable_5.1.37_build_7258_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 316 MB (332,345,344 bytes) Packed Size: 83.0 MB (87,072,768 bytes)
MD5: E8006C085602E6AFEF8B49ECC742CF72


More releases...

Free Download Manager for Windows XP  Free Download Manager — Legacy Releases

Windows XP and up Build
FDMPortable_3.9.7_Build_1638.paf
Size: 35.3 MB (37,085,184 bytes) Packed Size: 11.0 MB (11,534,336 bytes)
MD5: 1550C0810F2BB0AA85EB06E9CECA1C69


Windows XP without SP3 Build
FDMPortable_3.9.4_build_1485_rev_2.paf
Size: 25.5 MB (26,783,744 bytes) Packed Size: 7.95 MB (8,343,552 bytes)
MD5: 18E36347EB9F87945A699B985E9DBEBE


Free Download Manager older version Portable Older Build
FDMPortable_3.8_build_1173_rev_2.paf
Size: 23.0 MB (24,137,728 bytes) Packed Size: 7.16 MB (7,512,064 bytes)
MD5: 0457D6D8F123BD6F725E574BCCB86292

Windows XP Service Pack

  • Note for Windows XP users: Service Pack 3 is required for latest stable version.
  • More in the help.htm...

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, PortableApps.com Launcher Generator/PAL, PortableApps.com Installer/PAI.

  1. We'll use the 32/64 bit edition as example, you can infer from this example to upgrade the 32 bit only edition.
  2. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  3. Get the latest Free Download Manager release—both the 32 and 64 bit release.
  4. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the installers by following this guide.
  5. Go into the extracted folder and move {code_CefInstallDir} folder contents into {app} folder, Move into {app}
    Do it both for the extracted 32 and 64 bit installer.
  6. Rename the 32 bit {app} folder to FDM and move it to FDMPortable_5 _3264\App folder.
  7. Rename the 64 bit {app} folder to FDM64 and move it to FDMPortable_5 _3264\App folder, {app} to FDM[64]
  8. Browse to FDMPortable_5 _3264\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. 5.1.35.7091 not just 5.1.35,
     [Version]
     PackageVersion=5.1.35.7091
     DisplayVersion=5.1.35 build 7091 (32/64 bit)
    
  9. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\FDMPortable_5 _3264, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  10. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  11. When all is OK, then delete the FDMPortable_5 _3264\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\FDMPortable_5 _3264, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  12. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  13. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Release History

5.1.37 build 7258: It might be the latest 5.1.37 build 7274, Sep 28, 2018; though the file version still read 5.1.37 build 7258, so we display this older version instead.
5.1.33 rev 1: Adjusted to work with latest Firefox (Quantum/57.0).

Portability Notes

  • FDM 5
    • FDM 5 do not have portable mode. It stores settings in Windows registry and data folders while running.
    • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
    • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release. Portable mode will hopefully support portable browsers too :)
  • FDM Legacy Releases
    • FDM writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
    • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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