Install Mega Cloud Storage Sync Client in Ubuntu Linux

September 5, 2014 — 3 Comments

Mega Cloud Storage Sync Client for Ubuntu

MEGA, a cloud storage and file hosting service, now provides an official sync client for Linux Desktop. So far, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10 and Nautilus integration are supported.

MEGA features that all files are encrypted client-side using the AES algorithm before they are uploaded. Since Mega does not know the encryption keys to uploaded files, they cannot decrypt and view the content. It provides 50 GB of storage space are available for free and up to 4 TB for paid accounts.

More about MEGA at wikipedia

Recently, MEGA has provided an official sync client for Linux desktops, available for Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

The new client for Ubuntu, MEGAsync features:

  • an Unity indicator
  • Sync with MEGA folder in Nautilus browser with full drag & drop support
  • System notification support.
  • Select sync full or single folder of your MEGA account.
  • Select upload to MEGA via file folders’ context menu
MEGA client: Unity indicator & sync folder in Nautilus

MEGA client: Unity indicator & sync folder in Nautilus

MEGAsync status

MEGAsync status

Upload to MEGA via Context Menu

Upload to MEGA via Context Menu

Download & Install MEGA sync client:

First you may check out your OS type, 32-bit or 64-bit via System Settings -> Details.

Go to the official page via the link below:

Download MEGAsync

Navigate to Your OS edition -> OS Type: amd64 = 64-bit, i386 = 32-bit -> For Ubuntu download both .deb packages.

Select your OS type and click ‘Free Download for Linux’ and also MEGA Nautilus extension.

Finally double-click the package to open it with Ubuntu Software Center and click install, in below order:

  1. megasync_x.x.xx_amd64/i386.deb
  2. nautilus-megasync_x.x.xx_amd64/i386.deb

Once installed, open the client from Unity Dash. Follow the setup wizard to sign in or sign up and select sync full account or single folder.

mega sync client

That’s it. Enjoy!

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3 responses to Install Mega Cloud Storage Sync Client in Ubuntu Linux

  1. All indicator applet icons on my default Unity interface on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS interface follow the dark theme. All my icons are gray, all except MegaSync, an annoying very big red dot. I tried to fix it with different PNGs on /usr/share/icons/hicolor/ (then sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/hicolor ) and changing megasync.desktop file, without luck :( Does anyone know how to fix it? Thanks!

  2. I can’t download that package. I try both ways…

  3. Can not install megasync in Ubuntu 16.04 .
    Doesn’t work..
    Help me.

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