Mega Cloud

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Mega Cloud For Android

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The MEGA web interface is where you can manage your account and stored files.  The tabs include:
  • Cloud Drive: Where all your files are stored.
  • Rubbish Bin: Your deleted files are kept here.
  • Contacts: Add emails of people you want to share files with.
  • Inbox: I still don’t know what this is for.  To get messages from people you’ve shared with, I guess?  I couldn’t get any messages to show up here.

The MEGA Sync Client

The MEGA sync client can synchronize files and folders on your PC with your MEGA account.  This is kind of like Dropbox and other cloud storage services which put a virtual drive on your computer.  The difference is that MEGA lets you choose which folders to sync.  So you can have a “Pictures” folder on your hard drive that syncs to a “Pictures” folder in your MEGA account.  You’re not limited to just one folder; you can sync as many as you want.
Network drives can also be added, so you can sync folders on a NAS device.
The sync client is only available for Windows, so Mac and Linux users are out of luck.  Update Sept 2014: Mac and Linux are now supported.

Sharing Files and Folders

You can share files publicly, which would not require a MEGA account to view.  This is good for files you don’t care too much about, security wise.
For private files, you can grant access to other MEGA users.  Shared folders can bet set as read-only, read & write, or full access.  You can set permissions on a per individual basis.  So if you want Fred to have read-only access to a folder, but Mary to have full access, you can do so.  Both parties need to have a MEGA account for security.  Since MEGA offers free accounts, this is a great way to share files with friends and family.
Shared folders with pictures in them will be converted to photo galleries, so your recipient can easily view them.  Videos are not viewable on the web, however.  You have to download them, which I thought was a bit of a bummer.  Other cloud storage services can transcode videos.  Not MEGA, apparently.
If you no longer want to share a folder, you can turn off the public link in the Sharing menu.

Restore Deleted and Changed Files

Deleted files will show up in your Rubbish Bin.  Restoring a deleted file is easy.  Just navigate to it using the folders organized by date, right click on it, then restore it.
MEGA lets you recover previous versions of files.  However, it does not perform incremental file versioning.  So if a synced file changes, it is replaced as a whole.  It is not recommended to sync large, constantly changing files for this reason.
Regardless, you can restore previous versions of files by right clicking on them and downloading them to your computer.  It’s not perfect, but it works.
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