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How to open DLM file?

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After double-clicking on the unknown file icon, the system should open it in the default software that supports it. If this does not happen, download and install the Akamai Download Manager software and then manually associate the file with it.

Step 1. Download and install Akamai Download Manager

If there is no Akamai Download Manager or similar software in the system that supports files with the DLM extension, you must first download and install it. Below you will find a list of the most-used applications that work with DLM. After going to the subpage of the program you will find a link to the developer's website, where you can safely download the software installer.

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Step 2. Associate Akamai Download Manager with the DLM file extension

If the user already has one of the applications installed, the next step will be to associate it with the file extension DLM. This can be done in two ways - one is to manually edit the Windows Registry and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT keys. The second way is simpler and definitely recommended for less advanced users.

  • Right click on the unknown DLM file you want to open
  • Select 'Open with' from the menu
  • Click 'Choose another application'
  • Click 'More applications'
  • Click 'Find more applications on this PC' and indicate the installation location of the appropriate program
  • Finally, select the 'Always use the selected program to open DLM files' option and confirm the whole operation.

Remember! Manually editing the system registry is only recommended for advanced users, and changes made to it without proper knowledge may result in damage to the system.

Step 3. Check out other possible problems related to DLM files.


Sometimes it happens that despite having the right application and the correct configuration, there are still problems with opening the DLM files. You should then find out what is the reason of the problem.


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  • Check if the DLM file is not infected - When the file DLM is infected with a virus or malware, it probably will not be able to be opened correctly. In this case, scan the DLM file and take the actions recommended by the antivirus program installed on the system. Most often it is disinfection or deletion of an infected file.
  • Check if you, as the operating system user, have appropriate permissions to work with the file DLM
  • Check if the icon is an element of the correct file but not only a shortcut to the location where the DLM file no longer exists.
  • Check that the system has the necessary resources to run the Akamai Download Manager application and open the DLM file.
  • Check if the file is complete - Sometimes it happens that the DLM file was not copied completely from the external Flash memory, or downloaded from the Internet. When the file is incomplete, it is not possible to open it correctly. In this case, please download or copy the file DLM again.
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Step 4. Contact an IT expert

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When all of the above methods have failed, it remains to contact an IT specialist or developers of the AKAMAI DOWNLOAD MANAGER program.

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Downloading Multiple Files: This window lists all the current downloads. You can download multiple files at the same time, and you can select files in the list on which to take further actions.

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Pause, Resume: You can select from the list of downloads to pause, resume from pause, or cancel the download. If you click Pause, the button changes to Resume.

Pause, Exit, Resume: If you exit, the download manager will place an icon on your desktop that allows you to resume the download later. You can resume the download at any point later, even after you turn the computer off and on. If the file changed at the download site, you’ll be informed of that by a message when you resume download. When you resume, your default browser—the application associated with HTML files—is used. You can override use of the default browser, if desired, by using the “Open with” operating system functionality (for example, in Windows, right-click the file and select Open With). If you started the download with Browser B, you’ll want to pick it up and complete it with Browser B.

Remove, Delete: If you select a completed download in the list, you’ll see a Remove button. This button removes the file from the list. If you click it, you’ll also be asked if you want to Delete the file from your target disk.

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Summary Window: If you click the Detail button, you’ll see the Summary window.