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How To Install Mega.nz Cloud Drive On Ubuntu?

Get Upto 50GB Storage Space For Free With Mega.nz

MEGA.nz cloud storage can be installed on Ubuntu desktops and servers using this guide. MEGA.nz is a New Zealand-based cloud storage service. It gives you 20 GB of free storage when you sign up, but you can also acquire up to 50 GB for free.

MEGA.nz Features

  • Zero-knowledge encryption (user-controlled end-to-end encryption).
  • Open-source client apps.
  • Cross-platform, available on Linux, macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and NAS.
  • Full sync and selective sync
  • Two-factor authentication for an additional layer of security.
  • Protect your share link with a password or make it automatically expire after a certain amount of time.
  • File versioning allows you to revert the files back to a moment in time.
  • MEGAdrop: A MEGAdrop folder allows anyone to upload files to your MEGA cloud, even if they don’t have an account.
  • MEGAchat: audio/video calls with MEGA’s end-to-end encrypted chat.

Install MEGAsync Client on Ubuntu Desktop

Visit the MEGA.nz website if you don’t already have an account and sign up for a new one. Then, install the Linux MEGA sync client. Choose an Ubuntu version to install (Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, or Ubuntu 21.04).

After downloading the MEGA sync deb package, go to the directory where you saved it. Run the command below if you have a MEGA sync that has been saved in the Downloads directory under Home.

cd ~/Downloads

Install the deb package using the apt package manager.

sudo apt install /home/noor/Downloads/megasync-xUbuntu_21.10_amd64.deb

Open MEGA sync from the application menu after it’s installed. You’ll be prompted to log in. MEGA.nz email address and password required.

Next, you have the option of syncing all Mega cloud folders or just a few of them. Full synchronization is my preference.

Then select the local directory where your MEGA files will be stored. MEGA cloud drive can be configured to sync additional folders on your hard drive once the initial setup has been completed.

How to Install MEGA Client on Ubuntu Server

To install MEGA on the headless Ubuntu server as a command-line client. First, download the MEGA CMD client. Select your Ubuntu version.

To download it directly from the command line, run the following command.

Ubuntu 18.04

wget https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_18.04/amd64/megacmd-xUbuntu_18.04_amd64.deb

Ubuntu 20.04

wget https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_20.04/amd64/megacmd-xUbuntu_20.04_amd64.deb

Ubuntu 21.04

wget https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_21.04/amd64/megacmd-xUbuntu_21.04_amd64.deb

Then run the following command to install it.

sudo apt install ./megacmd*.deb

Next, run the interactive mega-cmd command.

mega-cmd

Then use the sub-command login to log into your account.

login your-mega-email-address

It will prompt you to enter your MEGA password.

Once logged in, you will be dropped into the MEGA folder. To exit, run

exit

To resume the session, run mega-cmd again.

mega-cmd

Read the details here.

Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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