This was originally posted here
If you have a RS premium account there is a way to batch download using IDM.
First make sure you have IDM:
Also, you must have a Rapidshare Premium account.
Here's how to set up your RS account:
1. Login to rapidshare (premium zone login)
2. Then clik "options" button
3. Then select the "Direct-downloads" Also select the "Random selection"
(Don't logout if you using in your own computer but you can close the browser)
Here's how to set up the batch of links:
Copy the rapidshare links into your notepad.
note:must finish in file extension like ".rar" ".exe" or anything but not like ".rar.html"
If your link is ending with ".html" here's a tip: in notepad there is a replace option (ctrl+H)
Type in find ".rar.html" and replace ".rar" That way, you change your download file to a .rar(which is a file) instead of a .html (which is a site link).
Save the text file to your computer (with any name).
Here's how to setup IDM:
Make sure you have your RS login information saved in IDM
To do this click on options and then click on the "site login" tab.
Click new and enter your information
and one for
Open the Internet Download Manager (IDM) I use IDM v5.11
go to Tasks --> Import --> From Text file
And select your text file and Click OK
And again click OK
Now your all links come to IDM main window.
Highlight them and then click resume.
Done. All your links should download at once with great speeds.
Also, if you would like some addtional help with IDM:
Here's a visual tutorial that explains the setup:
Note: Rapishare has updated their site since I made the tutorial. So things are a little different, but not much. IDM's setup, however, is the same.
Also, the video tutorial is in avi format. If you can't see the image, check your codec. K-Lite makes a popular (and stable) one. Google it.