The news has spread like fire and its almost impossible that you have not heard about MegaUpload.com being ShutDown by the FBI and its members arrested for violating piracy laws. The members if not found innocent are likely to be sentenced for 20 Years of imprisonment. While the news of Megaupload being shut down was released, within minutes Anonymous had taken down Government and Music sites in revenge of Megaupload takedown. Anonymous had DDosed almost 10 Govt. and Music sites.
Twitter was overflowing with anger and people complained about losing their files hosted on Megaupload. While there is no official notice on the Legal Files hosted on Megaupload and when they might be released for the owners, But if you have backup of those files then you would be already rejoicing.
After the news of MegaUpload take down was released, There are many fake Megaupload Clones rising on the internet. They are in the form of IP Addresses without Domain Name and many Megaupload related Domain Names which are fake and mostly seen to infect users with Auto-Downloading Malware without the user’s consent. REMEMBER– As of now there is no MegaUpload clone which has your files stored on it officially.
Even if you don’t have your offsite backup of megaupload files, There might be chances that some of our files do exist on the Internet.
Note: The tips and methods to recover megaupload files listed here might or might not work for you, I owe no responsibility of your actions in recovering those files which you had on megaupload.Also I am not responsible if you try these methods to recover Copyrighted files that are illegal to host.
This is what MegaUpload.Com looks like when accessed from a USA IP
Steps to Recover Megaupload Files by Finding Online Mirrors/Backups.
You should have either of these to successfully recover your files which were hosted on Megaupload.
- The exact File Name and File Size.
- The exact Megaupload URL like “http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8JU5xxx251”
If the file that you want to recover is a popular/shared on a forum/have been uploaded on mirror creators etc. then you might find online mirrors/copies of these files and that is how we are going to recover them.
Step 1. If you have the exact MegaUpload URL of the file that you want to recover, Go to Google.com and paste the Megaupload file URL in the search and search it. If you already have the exact File Name and File Size skip to Step 3.
Step 2. For 99% of the links, It will show the File Description,File Size and File Name of the Megaupload file. Copy the file name from the Search Page.
Step 3. From this step onwards, Our searches will be mostly Trial and Error. So keep the File Name and File Size copied to a notepad for instant access.
Step 4. Copy the File Name and again go to Google.com type in “File Name” (with quotes) and browse the search results and see if you find the file hosted on any other File Upload Sites. For further advanced searches, Use the following Search Operators in Google:
- File Name -www.megaupload.com
- File Name inurl:”forum”
- File Name intext:”mirror”
- File Name site:www.mediafire.com
- File Name site:4shared.com
- File Name site:www.2shared.com
- File Name site:www.mediafire.com
- File Name site:www.filedropper.com
- Do the same by replacing site:www.mediafire.com with any popular file host you can think of.
I found the file I was looking for in the 4Shared Servers.
Step 5. Alternatively you can use the File Name to search on Multiple File Host Searchers like:
Step 6. After you find a matching file, Check the file size of the found file and see if it matches with the one on your Megaupload Storage.
The above steps do no guarantee recovery of all your files but some popular and frequently shared files might exist on the internet that you can download as a backup copy.
Since the take down of MegaUpload, Many more file hosts are at risk of being banned. Hence it is very important to make offsite copies of your Files on all these file hosts.
Some Popular MegaUpload Alternatives.
The following are some popular Megaupload alternatives, Though there is no permanent online storage where you can store files for lifetime which the megaupload take down has brought to our notice. But these are some reputable file hosts which has been up for many years.
So the only solution to stop Data Loss from Online Servers is to make an Offsite Backup or Create multiple mirrors online. You can use Online Mirror Creators to upload your files to multiple hosts with one click. Following are some Mirror Creators.
So always remember to backup your files offline to have them secure incase Piracy Laws strike again. If this article benefited you do share it on Facebook and Twitter.