Rapidshare Download Manager JDownloader

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 18, 2008
Updated • Feb 13, 2013
Software, Windows

A visitor was asking me a while ago if there were really download managers for websites like Rapidshare and I simply told him at that time that they would exist. JDownloader is a Rapidshare Download Manager that comes with a lot of functions to make downloading files from Rapidshare and dozens other file hosting websites a breeze.

The download manager has several benefits over manually downloading files from Rapidshare. The first is that you can simply add as many download links to it which will all be stored and processed one after the other. The image verification is filled in automatically by JDownloader which means that you can keep it running in the background all the time without having to actively manage the downloads.

Download links can be automatically added by making Jdownloader observe the clipboard. It offers a reconnect feature which has to be configured, an unpacker, a password list, selecting a favored server from each hoster and much more. There are several options that need some explanation though before you can start using it.

You should first realize that JDownloader needs Java, so make sure that is installed. After unpacking the application you need to execute the file JDownloader.jar to start the installation where you select a download location for the files. Files will be automatically updated during the setup as well.

Before you start to begin downloading files you need to accept the Terms of Service for all file hosters that you want to download from. Open the options, click on Hosts in there and check the TOS of the file hosters.

The language can be set to German and English but even if you select English it looks like a mix of German and English. Not to hard to figure out stuff because the most important elements are well translated.

Please note that JDownloader, like many other applications with J in front, requires Java to be installed on your system. An alternative that does not require Java is MiPony.


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  1. RS007 said on October 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Not only Rapidshare, actually JDownloader supports almost any kind of download hosts, heck, it can even be used to download videos directly from YouTube!

  2. gary said on July 31, 2011 at 5:35 am

    wtf do you download this there is no link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Steve said on March 31, 2011 at 4:39 am

    JDownloader isn’t as good as other download managers, if you have a paid account with one of those services. Simply because JDownload doesn’t support multiple connections to the same file, like all other manager do.

    So the actual download speed is exactly the same as using your browser. In fact your browser will be quicker if you download the files you want at the same time, instead of waiting for jdownloader to process them one at a time.

    So I don’t really see the benefit of using it.

  4. lobo said on April 11, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Awesome app. It is hassle-free downloading. Im glad i found it, coz now I can simply copy links and sit back while it fills in captcha, downloads files, extracts them with the passord from the website…….do you know how often i download things with no password then have to delete them?? Now it simply save the pass as well and extracts the zip, rar or whatever.

    As you can see I really like this app, thats coz its once ina while you get a good, free ap that does what it says

    Try it

  5. bad english man said on January 26, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    The JDownloader works for my 2-3 Days after than the downloads stops always after 30sek. …i have a premium Rapidshare account, and its not over :D

    I try another for Rapidshare!!

    ps: over http download i never have problems!

  6. kkkkkk said on January 12, 2010 at 10:59 am

    […] and a distinct disadvantage in comparison to other Rapidshare download managers such as

  7. diego said on December 12, 2009 at 3:46 am

    this is a great reconnect method for jdownloader which can be very useful if you don’t have a premium rapidshare account:


  8. sandeep43 said on December 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    hai everybody,

    does the above software downlaods…from the point where the net link broken…or starts from again zero percent onwards?????????????

    if this doesn1t work…..give me some softwares list to download..I had tried internet download manager but it says no resume capability

  9. Ross said on December 6, 2009 at 10:15 am

    can somebody explain briefly how jdownloader works because I am not able to find a site from which to download

  10. BerkeleyGuy said on December 5, 2009 at 11:12 am

    JDownloader is simply the best d/l manager period! I love the constant additions of new d/l sites and one of the best features is keeping a list of Extraction Passwords! I have over 200 passwords in my JDownloader now that I have used in the past and it takes SECONDS to test all 200 passwords on the RAR files! Fan-frigging-tastic!

    Thank you JDownloader team! Great s/w!!

  11. Fresh said on November 20, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    There is a newer rapidshare download manager, it is named Mipony http://www.mipony.net and it performs much better than others and it is very easy to use.

  12. Iggi said on November 15, 2009 at 9:14 am

    It would be perfect downloader if only it worked. In my case it only shows tray icon and there is no menu or anything. That’s a know issue, but still unresolved :(

  13. basIQ said on November 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Best app Ive used in a long time.
    -It collects all the links on a page from a url
    -even picks up the password on the page if its there
    -enters captcha if you dont have a premium account
    -changes your ip if you dont want to wait
    -has resume, if supported, scheduler …
    -supports regular expressions, if you know what to do with them
    -works on pretty much any hoster worth mentioning

  14. Anonymous said on November 1, 2009 at 11:53 am


  15. GiannisDR said on October 9, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    is it compatible for mac?

  16. dhhaa said on September 21, 2009 at 3:18 am


  17. Elson said on August 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    RAPIDZUCA is the better download manager, but only for FREE USERS

  18. kushal said on July 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm


  19. Austin said on June 14, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Superb application.its like the cure for all ills.it supports captcha , resume n many shared servers.And the best thing is that its built with pure java n i love it.Superb application……….

  20. mapa said on May 24, 2009 at 11:11 pm


  21. Anonymous said on April 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm


  22. Marc said on April 8, 2009 at 11:28 am

    this software is totally cool and you do NOT need a premium account anywhere unless you have a fixed IP; the application includes an automatic reset of your firewall router connection so it can conveniently circumvent the waiting time. You can command-c links in the web browser and, if enabled clipboard monitoring, jdownloader will automatically read it and detect the links, even passwords, and unpacks the files when all parts are downloaded. if the I’ve been using it for almost a year now and for many various host services; except the annoying automatic updates and two occasions when the download queue disappeared (testing my backup facilities) i never had problems. I would NEVER pay any money to somebody who makes money by providing an option to circumvent copyrights, thats like paying bonus money to a pimp

  23. momoisback said on April 1, 2009 at 11:44 pm


  24. saran.r said on March 25, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    hi it is nice

  25. Akill said on March 10, 2009 at 7:56 am


  26. God said on February 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    just tried it and it didnt work (non-premium account). Just made a mess of my pc. :(
    And i just un-installed firefox as it was obviously slower, and more shite, than microcraps IE7.

  27. volcan said on February 9, 2009 at 12:07 am

    okay I found the link finally. It simply is JDownloader.org and here is the download page http://jdownloader.org/download/index

    It will take you to a German website and two more till finally download.

    thanks all

  28. volcan said on February 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Sounds very good program BUT where is it ?!!!! there is no link on this site which says go download it. Ok, I clicked on that JDownloader link and it took me to a apparently Brazilian site which doesn’t seem to have anything to do with softwares ! Am I blind or we are not meant to have this program ?!!! Sorry but this is very annoying. It is almost as annoying as rapidshare itself.


  29. Pero said on January 29, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Fuckinhell…, I changed 3 or 4 sites to be able to download that soft. WTF?
    Is it that hard to put simple download link on web page these days?

  30. Anonymous said on January 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Works great. I love it. Downloading off rapidshare is so much easier now. God i love this program :)

  31. amitash said on January 12, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Useful for me… Required a lot

  32. Anonymous said on December 24, 2008 at 1:51 pm


  33. Bala said on December 6, 2008 at 5:47 am


  34. doomestic said on December 4, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    This is hands down the best free rapidshare donwnloader out there. It supports premium accounts, and even if you don’t have one it works great. It can automatically reset your ip if it detects that rapidshare capped after a large download, thus eliminating any waits. Can’t describe just how convenient this thing is.

    Simply put, if you use rapidshare, GET THIS IT’S FREE!

  35. kartupelis said on December 1, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Did a review on all Rapidshare downloaders I got my hands on. The current JDownloader must be the best one.

  36. David said on October 27, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    This is the link

  37. David said on October 27, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Hi I found this new alternative soft!
    RapiDownload Assistant handles the whole downloading process from Rapidhsare.com in a very convenient way, saving you all the hard work. Just enter the appropriate link for the file you want to download an this application will take care of everything.

  38. Piero said on September 26, 2008 at 4:10 am



    GOOD POST!!!



  39. apollon said on September 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you so much. It works great to me and i am using proxy i get internet wireless and i am not allowed to open ports to the firewall. And it works!!! This program is amazing. It is easy to use and works fine(till now).

  40. Niranjan said on September 3, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Lets me check it first!

  41. Niranjan said on September 3, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Lets see how it works?

  42. stranger said on August 18, 2008 at 10:35 am


  43. M.KAMEL said on August 8, 2008 at 3:04 pm


  44. jone said on August 8, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Firefox really kicks man. try it

  45. Shawn said on July 19, 2008 at 11:14 am

    the offical download manager rapidshare provides doesnt allow you to get the speeds you should get off there server to save them bandwith

  46. imran said on June 21, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Nice post. I always wanted a good download manager that supports rapidshare.
    BTW does this pass the captcha?

  47. Bill said on June 8, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Ernie M

    Active X sucks it’s what records everything so Microcrap can keep u on a leash saves all ur info to microcrap’s main computer which is hidden in the Automatic Update computer while it updates ur computer microcrap takes ur personal info being credit card to ss# and other stuff that can be harmful to you

  48. Fala Mkuu said on May 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Firefox really kicks man. try it.

  49. YOUMadarchod said on April 18, 2008 at 7:30 am

    i dont think this will wrk for free account…..
    wat u all think….madarchodo

  50. RapidshareMojiz said on April 13, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Nice post. I always wanted a good download manager that supports rapidshare.
    BTW does this pass the captcha?

  51. Ernie M said on April 9, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    “I recommend Firefox instead of Internet Explorer for faster surfing and increased security.
    Firefox is free and considered by experts to be the best browser available.” HAH!
    ” BULLCRAP! Firefox is NOT faster or more secure and Active X is REQUIRED to run a lot of sites. Firefox SUCKS!

  52. Zambangi said on March 1, 2008 at 6:02 pm
  53. hoang said on March 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

    give me download soft here

  54. saad said on February 22, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Well martin.i dont think that it work.i have tried a lotof like this but no one is good

  55. ev00l said on February 21, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Why not use the official rapidshare downloader from http://www.rapidshare.com, works like a charm

  56. Leandro said on February 19, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Page is dead :(


  57. Jawwad said on February 19, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Looks like a convenient application but everything I have tried before have not worked properly. Will take a look at this one.

  58. Nicolas Avalos said on February 18, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    NICE! ;)

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