JDownloader 2


JD-backup is an advanced Python script, that will extract all links from a jDownloader 2 file list and export them to a text file.

Thanks to

hherglotz for an idea and his source code, which I used as the base of my project.

What JD-backup does

  • Firstly, after executing the script, it will detect, which OS you are using for setting the JDownloader Installation Directory PATH.
  • Secondly, the script will sort all downloadListXXX.zip files in the JDownloader config dir by date and the recent file will copy and extract to a temporary created folder temp.
  • Next, it will extract links from all the files in temp and saves them to my_jd_links.txt file in the JD-backup directory.
  • Finally, the script will delete the temp folder.

Note: No matters where is the script running from.


Default Installation PATH of JDownloader If you haven’t installed Python on your system yet, get it directly at (https://www.python.org/). JD-backup uses libraries os, platform, glob, shutil, zipfile and json.


JD-backup has already been tested on Windows 7, Mac OS Big Sur and Debian Buster with Python 3.8 version. I haven’t found any differencies during a backup, either JDownloader 2 was running or not.


No special installation is needed.

Run the program

  1. Open a terminal:
  • On Windows by pressing WinKey + R and then type cmd and Enter.
  • On Mac OS by pressing Control + Backspace then type terminal and press Enter.
  • On Linux by pressing Control + Alt + T.
  1. Navigate to the JD-backup-main directory.

  2. Then run the script by the command python3 get-jd-links.py.

  3. Once it’s done, you will find a new file called my_jd_links.txt in the JD-backup-main directory.

Note: If you run the script again, the my_jd_links.txt file will be overwritten.


Just run jDownloader 2, open my_jd_links.txt file, sellect all Control + A then copy Control + C and JDownloader will import all copied links by its self.


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