An Unofficial MEGA Sync Extension For Cinnamon’s Nemo (File Manager) Has Been Released

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, MEGA is a cloud storage service that provides 50 GB free space on the cloud, allowing the users to backup and share files. This storage service is famous because its encryption, the users being able to login via RSA 2048-bit keys.

Recently, an official MEGA client, called MEGA Sync has been released for Linux, allowing the users to easily backup and sync files and folders, on different computers.

The project’s website contains only the MEGA Sync deb file and an extension for the Nautilus (Files) file manager, used by default on the Unity and GNOME desktop environments.

But an unofficial MEGA Sync extension for Nemo, Cinnamon’s file manager has been released, has been created by WebUpd8, so that MEGA has now Nemo integration.

In this article I will show you how to install MEGA Sync 1.0.29 and Nemo Mega Sync 1.0.29, on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and other Debian/Ubuntu based systems using Cinnamon.

Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install MEGA Sync and Nemo Mega Sync 1.0.29 on Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17, using Nemo as the default file manager:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://mega.co.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_14.04/i386/megasync_1.0.29_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi megasync_1.0.29_i386.deb

Download Nemo MEGA Sync 1.0.29

$ sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/nemo-megasync_1.0.29-0~webupd8~0_i386.deb

Restart nemo, to apply the changes:

$ nemo -q

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://mega.co.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_14.04/amd64/megasync_1.0.29_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi megasync_1.0.29_amd64.deb

Download Nemo MEGA Sync 1.0.29

$ sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/nemo-megasync_1.0.29-0~webupd8~0_amd64.deb

Restart nemo, to apply the changes:

$ nemo -q

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