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Need help with an interrupted download from Mega

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I was downloading a 3 GB file from Mega. Unfortunately this Mega file hosting web site downloads the file into a temporary location through the browser instead of downloading it like a normal download.

Anyways, while I was downloading, at 54% the download got interrupted saying transfer quota exceeded and I need to wait 4 hours to continue download again. and my girlfriend didn't know this so she thought my download already completed and deleted the file :( After 4 hours of waiting I was unable to continue the download since the file is no longer avaliable anymore :/

Now my question is, where this 1.5 GB file gone? I have already checked %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\myprofile\storage\default\https+++mega.co.nz but it's not there, the folder size is 102 KB. I checked %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\myprofile\storage\temporary too but that folder is completely empty. Also checked AppData\Local\Temp as well but it's not there either. The size of my Temp folder is just 10 MB.

While I was searching this, I saw some people saying (if I understood correct) the temporary download location of Mega isn't in hard drive, but in the RAM instead. I want to ask can anyone confirm is this actually true? and if so what happens to that space in RAM when download interrupts like this? Does it delete it from RAM automatically when I close Firefox?

Can anyone with knowledge in this regard please help me with this problem :( I am on SSD and already have a very few space left and I don't want to clutter my SSD with 1.5 GB unusuable file :(( Neither want 1.5 GB space got occupied in my RAM :((

Thank you so very much in advance.

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As to the download issues, you should check with Mega support.


partycat35 said

. . . . and my girlfriend didn't know this so she thought my download already completed and deleted the file

If the file was deleted, it might still be in the recycle bin. But I don't know if it would be right to restore it.


Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a download manager.


This download manager works separately from the browser. The browser tells it what to download, and off it goes.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

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FredMcD said

As to the download issues, you should check with Mega support.

partycat35 said

. . . . and my girlfriend didn't know this so she thought my download already completed and deleted the file

If the file was deleted, it might still be in the recycle bin. But I don't know if it would be right to restore it.


Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a download manager.


This download manager works separately from the browser. The browser tells it what to download, and off it goes.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

Thanks for your reply but no offense but I don't think you ever downloaded something from Mega or know what that is. Free download manager can't work with Mega links. The only one that was working before was mega downloader which was made spesificially download files from Mega links.

When you normally start downloading something, you see a blue download icon appears at the top right side of Firefox. While downloading from Mega, this icon does not appear. You seeing the download progress on the Mega page instead of your browser. Once the progress becomes 100%, Firefox's blue download icon appears and the download being instantly completed.

Thank you everyone who wishes to help, truly thank you. But if only people who has knowledge with Mega downloads writes it would be a lot more helpful <3 since it's download method is quite different than any other file hosting web site :(

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Have you contacted Mega support about the problem?

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