Selected folder is already added to Sync Sync recognizes a sync share by the.sync/ID file which is created when a folder is added to Sync. It is possible to have only one folder with the same ID on a device, i.e. It's not possible to add the same folder to Sync twice on the same computer/mobile.
- EXAMPLE: Downloads folder defined as MEGA and you download the shared drive Cloud Drive: STEP WORK, you will end up with the non-synced folder MEGA STEP WORK. You CANNOT create a sync within a directory that is already synced (identified by the red M overlayed on the folder icon).
- The sync settings you choose are unique to each computer unless you're syncing everything everywhere. Also, if you're choosing folders on two computers and you create a new folder on computer A that you want to sync to computer B, you'll need to go to computer B and select the new folder there.
Go to the download page and follow the instructions. During the installation, you will be asked to enter or create your MEGA account and to set up the folders to replicate (either your full MEGA Cloud Drive to a single local folder location or specific subfolders in your Cloud Drive to local folders).
After the installation completes, MEGAsync will start automatically. You will see a clickable MEGA logo in the system tray or in your menu bar that gives you access to a status popup and the Settings page.
Click on sync icon M on your menu bar to access:
- About MEGAsync - read the latest version change log
- Import links to your account using MEGAsync
- Upload / Download with MEGAsync
- Stream from MEGA through MEGAsync
- Settings (Win) / Preferences (Mac):
- Account - manage your account, logout, backup Recovery Key, upgrade etc.
- Syncs - your synced folders
- Bandwidth - manage your transfer throughput
- Proxy - if you are using manual proxy you can set it up
- Advanced - options such as: Force full scan, Exclude files / folders, Default folders and Clear Backup (SyncDebris)
Does the world really need yet another cloud backup storage solution? The answer is yes when you look more closely at what MEGA, the brainchild of Kim Dotcom, has to offer. First, there’s the offer of 50GB free storage space (capped to 10GB bandwidth a month), with paid-for plans offering 500GB/1TB monthly bandwidth from $11 a month or $120 a year.
Second, MEGA promises really tight security: 2048-bit RSA encryption no less. Your password acts as the master encryption key, so if it's strong enough it should be impervious even to brute-force attacks. Be wary, however: there are no password-reset options, so if you forget it, any data not shared with others will be lost.
Having 50GB to hand is very useful, but to make the most of it you’ll want a client that can make uploading and syncing data between your machines effortless. This is that client.
Once installed, you’re able to either sync the entire contents of your MEGA drive or just specific folders within it to your computer. These are housed inside a MEGA folder that’s created inside your personal Documents folder – if this doesn't suit, take a trip to the Sync tab of the program's settings to delete the default choice and add your choice of location instead. A bit fiddly, but at least it can be done.
Any data already in your cloud account will then download to your PC, while any files or folders copied or updated into this folder will upload in turn back to your MEGA account online. Open the folder in Windows Explorer and you’ll see tiny progress icons – red cross, blue sync and green tick – indicating if the files are in sync with your online storage or not.
Click the program’s system tray icon for a more comprehensive view of what’s going on behind the scenes: what’s being synced, recently synced items and access to the all-important settings. From here you can perform a number of tweaks, and even optimise the client’s bandwidth so that uploading doesn’t cripple your internet connection (in most cases, the automatic setting should be fine).
Mobile apps are already available for iOS and Android, while Mac and Linux clients are promised shortly. Also available are extensions for Chrome and Firefox.
Synced Folder Location
A capable tool for accessing and syncing your MEGA files on your computer.