I just installed Kubuntu 16.04 and I need to install MegaSync in it. I downloaded the installer megacmd-xUbuntu_16.04_amd64.deb file frome https://mega.nz/sync and installed just clicking in on it. But after installation is done, I can't find the MegaSync app.

So I decided to reboot and there is still nothing. So then I installed it from a terminal just how is shown here: http://linuxpitstop.com/install-mega-megasync-cloud-file-storage-client-on-ubuntu-16-04-linux/ and the installation seems to be completed succesfully... but I still can't find the app! I looking for it in the Kubuntu search bar, but it simply isn't there.


You downloaded MEGAcmd megacmd-xUbuntu_16.04_amd64.deb terminal version. Package description below:

MEGA Command Line Interactive and Scriptable Application
MEGAcmd provides non UI access to MEGA services. It intends to offer all the functionality with your MEGA account via shell interaction. It features 2 modes of interaction
* interactive. A shell to query your actions
* scriptable. A way to execute commands from a shell/a script/another program.

It has 50 separate non-GUI terminal executables named as /usr/bin/mega-*.

As far I can understand MEGASync has two deb-packages with GUI on their site:

  1. megasync-xUbuntu_16.04_amd64.deb contains:

    • GUI executable /usr/bin/megasync
    • desktop application shortcut /usr/share/applications/megasync.desktop, which places MEGASync application icon in Network and System categories
  2. nautilus-megasync-xUbuntu_16.04_amd64.deb contains extension for Files/Nautilus (standard file-manager for GNOME desktop).

I tried to install both packages on Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, its icon is shown normally on Unity and MATE.

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    THANK YOU! Ok, this is pretty weird, I remember perfectly I downloaded the app from nz/sync and even put the link in my question. Now I went to nz/cmd to see if maybe nz/sync and nz/cmd looks the same and I was in the wrong page... but nz/cmd it's diferent and I would said I never went there. Now my question looks pretty dumb but I don't care. Maybe it can help others. Thank you so much! – LauraG Mar 5 '18 at 1:40
  • No problem. I have never used MEGA, and now I know that it exists and very functional. Thank you! And do not forget to accept my answer and vote up :) – N0rbert Mar 5 '18 at 6:34

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