How to Install and Setup Mega On Ubuntu

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How to Install and Setup Mega On Ubuntu



MEGA is an end-to-end encrypted secure solution that lets you upload files to the cloud from Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS devices. If you want to keep all of your sensitive data protected, MEGA is the best choice since it offers client-side and end-to-end encryption, so you can rest assured that your data will be protected irrespective of who has access to it. As a result, Mega Cloud is very secure. Individual users are entitled to 50 GB of free storage. With native Linux clients, as well as end-to-end encryption, the software offers native support for Linux. Additionally, it offers web-based access. There is a detailed guide on how to use MEGA for users who do not have prior experience using cloud storage services. Now let’s walk through the installation process.



For Ubuntu systems to be registered with VPSie, you need to create a VPSie account if you don’t have one already.

Our example is based on an Ubuntu instance with GUI installed. Here is a link that will guide you to installing Ubuntu’s GUI if you do not already have it installed.


Now open your terminal and run the following commands to update your system.



# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y


Step 1: Download the latest MEGA Desktop App


Visit the official website to download the latest MEGA Desktop App for Ubuntu.

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Step 2: Install Mega



Install Mega using DPKG manager by running the following command:


# sudo dpkg -i megasync-xUbuntu_20.04_amd64.deb
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Then run the following command:


# sudo apt install -f




Now install the second package, run the following commands:


# sudo dpkg -i nautilus-megasync-xUbuntu_20.04_amd64.deb
# sudo apt install -f


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Now reboot your system.



Step 3: Launch Mega



Check that the icon for Mega is created on the Application menu and open it. 


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Sign in using your existing credentials or create a new one if you do not have one already.


As soon as you set up your account, you will be asked to sync your cloud storage. If you do not wish to sync, skip this step

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You can now upload files to your Mega cloud storage account. The installation was successful, and we hope this was informative for you.



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