A sure way to resume Mega stuck downloads

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Hi guys… I don’t know whether its already posted somewhere else… but I found out a nice trick to resume the stuck Mega Downloads.. (mega.co.nz)

Are you facing issues like:

  • Mega stuck download
  • Mega stuck at 100 percent
  • Mega stuck at 0 percent
  • ..

Here goes the findings: I started to download a file (~1 gb size)  on my PC last night… I woke up in the morning to see the download was stuck at 27%… I was unhappy about it and I put my PC on ‘sleep’ mode… brushed and had breakfast..

Then I started the PC and saw the message on the stuck mega download as ‘temporary error – retrying’ and my download started again!!

But after that my download had stuck again at 69%… again did a quick PC ‘sleep’ and started again… got the retrying message and download started…

In short – Do this to restart your ‘Stuck’ Mega Download:

1. If the download is stuck – DO NOT close / refresh the browser or tab

2. Put your PC on ‘Sleep’ mode

3. After PC goes to sleep… then start the PC again

4. Mega will show ‘Temporary Error – Retrying’ Message

5. Voila! Your download resumes


If you find this article useful, kindly read my other articles. In case of any questions, I’ll be happy to help! – Thanks! 🙂

46 thoughts on “A sure way to resume Mega stuck downloads

  1. Thanks, this worked! When I first brought my PC out of sleep mode I saw the same error-retrying message and figured it didn’t work. I went to fill my coffee cup and came back and the download had completed! Weird solution, but at least it works. Thanks so much.

  2. I have a Mega download stuck at 86%, I tried this method but it did not work, Does Anyone know how else to resume my download, I do not want my data to go to waste by reloading the page and restarting the download. I am running windows 8.1 and downloading it through a chrome browser

  3. You are the biggest legend I’ve ever seen. My 7gb download was stuck at 80% and I nearly cried, but you saved me. Thanks so much!!!

  4. It’s still not working for me, I have the megaSync App. What a waste of my time and the money this cloud stuff is.

  5. i dont know about u guyz but iam downloading a file of 57 gb and its now stuck in 70,iam not downloading with browser,iam downloading it with mega sync thinking specificaly it would not give me this error,do u guyz think this trick will work with mega sync

  6. I put it in sleep mode but it was just stayed at 100% and didnt move at all. Do i turn my computer completley off or just try again after putting it in sleep mode. Thanks

  7. My download is stuck at 97% right now!
    I didn’t close or refresh the browser or tab.
    I put the PC into ‘Sleep’ mode, then after it went to sleep, I woke the PC again.
    No message ever appeared saying ‘Temporary Error – Retrying’ , and my download did not resume.
    Have retried your steps multiple times over the past half hour and they just do not work.

    “A sure way to resume Mega stuck downloads”??? What a steaming pile of $#!+

  8. I was downloading 43 GB of a file with megasync and was stuck at 82%. This trick did work instantly and I could continue to my download.

    Btw, if sleep trick doesn’t work just try it again and again until you quit. But just DO NOT turn off your machine entirely and do not close the client, because MEGA itself says it in its support page:

    “Your interrupted transfers (upload and / or download) will resume automatically as long as you do not close the client / machine after e.g. a network interruption or your device having entered standby / sleep mode. Please note that our servers automatically discard incomplete uploads after 48 hours of inactivity.”

  9. Your method didn’t help me, but I just pressed “Import to your Cloud Drive” and it left the page and I just pressed an arrow to go back, it was stuck at 96% and now it is working. BTW I was doing this on the laptop and I don’t know will this work for you.

  10. Oh my god! This actually worked. You are a gooooood. Thank you so much. It’s kind of broken that you have to do this but I don’t care. I got my download. ^^

  11. Save my donwload, it got to 99% I was just waiting in from the monitor and suddenly stuck at 99%!! I did this and restart it from 97% and just finished!!! Thanksssss

  12. My Internet connection went down, after a while a new connection started up but no way to restart download (no Mega error messages from my side).
    Your trick let me continue downloading from the point it stopped.

  13. This is a bit of overkill and unnecessary, although a good find and pointed me in the right direction.

    Going into sleep mode does a bunch of things that have nothing to do with the download in progress. The one thing however that is relevant is that it turns off network ports and wifi adapters. So that’s all you need to do.

    Unplug your network cable, or disable your wifi adapter. Count to 30 at least, reconnect/reenable. It should continue/finish once it connects to the mega server again. I confirmed this worked for me just now.

  14. Didn’t work for me but i just clicked links on the webpage and go back to the download page for 2 times by browser’s back button and the download resumed.

  15. Omg thanks! My download had been downloading for over 3 hours now and it was nearly finished, and then it stopped, so I got really scared. I was able to resume it, thank you so much again!

  16. dont restart if you had login on mega account just clik on your profile and than go to download tab,,you can resume from there

  17. MEGA Sync is a SCAM! It is not by coincidence that all your downloads keep stalling or stopping right at %99 or %100! They do this to nickel and dime everybody and force them to keep paying more for more data by purposely making your download stop and restart! come on guys….stop using MEGA, use Google Drive or something else that does not limit your data usage or bandwidth, it’s 2020 for christ sakes, get with the times! MEGA is old news! Not to mention MEGA scans and gives all your personal info to other companies, as well as law enforcement agencies if they “Feel” your doing anything illegal, even if it is not illegal. Let that sink in! This just simply is not worth the time or hassle.

  18. I clicked on mega icon and then I had to download the file again but it started downloading from where it was stuck

    • Probably Mega changed the way the updates work, I will try again and post an update to the solution if possible. Thanks!

  19. “Unplug your network cable, or disable your wifi adapter. Count to 30 at least, reconnect/reenable. It should continue/finish once it connects to the mega server again.”
    This worked for me. Thank you

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