JDownloader is a great tool that can be used to download files from multiple servers simultaniously. It is open source and is supported on all major platforms, the tool is written in Java. It comes in handy when you have to download multiple files at once located at different file hosting services. This tool provides you with the control to pause, stop or start the downloads. It allows you to set bandwidth limitations and it saves a lot of time by changing the way you download files from the internet.

In this article, we will explain how to install JDownloader on a Debian OS. We have used Debian 10 for running the commands and procedure described in this article.

How to Install JDownloader on Debian

First, we will need to download the installer file for the JDownlaoder2 setup. To do so, open the following link:

https://mega.nz/#!LJ9FyK7b!t88t6YBo2Wm_ABkSO7GikxujDF5Hddng9bgDb8fwoJQ

When the link opens, you will see the following page. Click on the Download button to start downloading the file. The downloaded file will be saved to your Downloads directory.

Download JDownloader

Click the Save File button. The downloaded file will be saved to your Downloads directory.

Save archive file on disk

Once the downloading is finished, navigate to the Downloads folder from the Terminal in your system. To open the Terminal, go to the Activities tab located in the top left corner of your desktop. Then by using the search bar, search for the Terminal application. When the Terminal icon appears, click on it to open.

Now type the following command in Terminal to navigate to the Downloads directory.

$ cd Downloads

Then, type the following command and press Enter in order to execute the JDownloader setup file:

$ sh JD2Setup_x64.sh

The following installation wizard will appear for you to start the installation process. Click Next.

Setup wizard

The following dialog box allows you to view the General Public License. Click Next to continue.

Accept GPL License

Next, it allows you to choose the destination directory where you want to install the JDownloader. Browse the directory and click Next.

Installation directory

Next, it allows you to create a desktop icon. If you do not want to create a desktop icon, uncheck the box and click Next.

Create Desktop Icon

Now the installation will be started and you will see the following window showing the progress of the installation.

Extracting files

Once the installation is finished, you will see the following window. If you want to launch the JDownloader right after the installation, keep the Run JDownloader box checked and click Finish to close the wizard.

Setup completed

Launch JDownloader

To launch JDownloader, hit the super key on your keyboard. From the search bar that appears, search for JDownloader by typing its keyword. When the result appears, click on the JDownloader 2 icon.

JDownloader Icon

When launched, you will see the following default view:

JDownloader

Uninstall JDownloader

In case you want to uninstall JDownloader, navigate to the folder where it is installed. By default, JDownloader is installed in the JD2 under the Home folder. So open the Terminal and run the following command in order to navigate to the JD2 directory.

$ cd jd2

Now if you view the contents of the JD2 folder using the ls command, you will see the “Uninstall JDownloader” file. This is the file that we can use in order to uninstall JDownloader.

Removing JDownloader

Next, run the following command in Terminal to execute the “Uninstall JDownloader” file.

$ ./Uninstall\ JDownloader

When you run the above command, the following uninstall wizard will appear. Click Next to continue.

Uninstall Wizard

Now a dialog box will appear and ask if you want to keep the settings and Linklists. Choose the desired option and once done, click the Finish button.

Keep settings?

Now the JDownloader will be completely uninstalled from your system.

That is all there is to it! I hope it will be helpful whenever you need to install or uninstall JDownloader from your system.

How to Install JDownloader on Debian
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.