Mega Sync Client For Linux

Mega Sync Client - Linux

For the people that don't know, MEGA is a Dropbox alternative, with 50GB of free storage, available for Mac, Windows and Linux, created by Kim Dotcom.

I have been using Mega for months, and it's my new default. Although some features are not present, such as: file previewer for Document files(.doc/.pdf/.txt) images previewer works just fine. As for security goes:

All encryption is end-to-end. Data uploaded is encrypted on the uploading device before it is sent out to the Internet, and data downloaded is decrypted only after it has arrived on the downloading device. The client machines are responsible for generating, exchanging and managing the encryption keys. No usable encryption keys ever leave the client computers (with the exception of RSA public keys). -

MEGA from MEGA - Help - Security


Here are some features that are touted by Mega:

  • Secure:
    • Your data is encrypted end to end. Nobody can intercept it while in storage or in transit.
  • Flexible:
    • Sync any folder from your PC to any folder in the cloud. Sync any number of folders in parallel.
  • Fast:
    • Take advantage of MEGA's high-powered infrastructure and multi-connection transfers.
  • Generous:
    • Store up to 50 GB for free!


There are two ways to install the Mega sync client, manually, and by PPA. we will do both:


Download the Mega Sync Client for Linux. Open the terminal in the directory you downloaded the deb files, then Copy/Paste the following code: sudo dpkg -i megasync-xUbuntu_14.04_amd64.deb. After that start mega from the Dash, from there one it will start up at login.

Personal Package Archive

The following PPA, will install the latest mega in your system:

  1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/mega
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install megasync

For the people that don't trust any type of PPA, but still want mega, I have a virus total link for y'all: www.virustotal.com: megasync-gui.

Mega sync will start automatically, in the unity panel you will see a MEGA icon which gives you multiple options to choose from.

For any help with Mega see there Mega Sync Client help page.

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