Five Great Alternatives To MegaUpload

Five Great Alternatives To MegaUpload

The FBI has shut down file-sharing web site MegaUpload, arrested its executives, and called the site an “international organised criminal enterprise.” Even though there’s little doubt that MegaUpload was host to some copyrighted material, it was also a great way to upload and share large files, like photo archives and video, and send them to friends without worrying about hosting, Dropbox quotas or overloaded inboxes. Now that it’s gone, here are some other great sites that let you share large files effortlessly.

The future is unclear for MegaUpload, and while the people behind the service vow they’re innocent and that they’ll fight to come back, it’s likely that even if the site returns it won’t be the same MegaUpload we all know today. Thankfully there are plenty of alternatives if you need to move large files from one computer to another.

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In addition to these services, you can always upload your files to sites like Multiupload, Gazup, and, which send your file to multiple file sharing hosts and return a single link that you or a friend can use to download from one or any of them.


  • None of these sites host warez like Mega upload did. Rapid share did for awhile but they’ve cleaned up there uploads now There are alternatives that do like “Atomic Warez” Not that I’m advocating downloading warez, but if like me, you like to test shit out before forking out big bucks, they do still exist!

  • I hope Megavideo will be back. That was one of the best features of megaupload. I even uploaded the WHOLE wedding for my cousins to see before i made my final copy. Really handy!

  • They will all go these guy’s are out for blood and we are all about to pay for it.
    Ade They will not be back ever, those cops will be after all of us when they finish this. Like those who have sub one anime and manga. Soon you will never be able to do anything on the net.
    Beside they picked the second biggest, next will be you bet.

  • This is ridiculous. Can I access my family and friends photos? Forget about it, it must be “illegal” because it was on Megaupload. Reminds me of Napster, and what changed after Napster? Nothing. Political chest beating.

  • @Crab You must be gravely mistaken. Napster changed a lot since its interaction with officials. It went from peer-to-peer sharing to a online music store. So far more than “chest beating”. If the closure of Megaupload is any scenario. It may be forced to seek a similar end.

    • @Dan, my take on @Crab’s post is that across the industry nothing changed. Napster was a victim but there will always be another service to take its place. Hence the common commentary that the studios are going about this the wrong way

  • With regards to MediaFire, I don’t think that files do expire in 30 days. Their policy regarding file expiration seems a little vague and arbitrary (see below), but I think it’s rare that files become expired, if at all.

    Personally, I’ve been using MediaFire on and off since late 2008 and I haven’t noticed any expired files, and I’ve had significant periods of inactivity with my free account. Also, my oldest file that has zero downloads and is still active is from December 2008. Hopefully that’s an indication that inactive files are not deleted too often.

    This is what MediaFire has the say about file expiration:
    “For free accounts, there is currently no time limit on how long uploaded files will be stored as long as you access your account (i.e. login to your account) or your files are being accessed (i.e. downloaded) or there is not an issue of warehousing (storing huge amounts of files without significant downloading activity).”


    • Yeah, I have reallly old files on mediafire of pics from my trips around the US and I get on randomly but one time I didn’t log into my account for a really long time. I got an email from MediaFire telling me I didn’t login for like 90 days or something so they would delete my account and all my files if I didn’t log back in within like a few days or so. I logged back in and everything was good, nothing was deleted or anything :
      At least they give a warning message before they delete all your stuff =)
      I love mediafire because I can just use HJSplit for files over 200mb limit, it’s free, and unlimited space; idk why people don’t use it more if they want something totally free and unlimited 😀

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