It’s been a long time since we spoke about Megaupload and Rapidshare hacks. I am not in touch with these file hosting services off late and hence didn’t have much to write about. But I bumped across this trick which enables Free users to download files directly from Megaupload and thought of letting everyone know about it. Using this you can get all the benefits of Megaupload premium account features like download files without entering captcha, no countdown timer, get better download speeds and simultaneous download capacity.


How to Download Files from Megaupload like a Premium user?

Follow these simple steps which are exampled via an example in order to convert normal Megaupload links to premium links download links.

1. Take the Megaupload file link you like to download.

2. In the address bar, remove “/?” and add “/mgr_dl.php?

3. Now the link will look like this –


4. Just press ENTER or paste the link into your favorite download manager.

I am not sure till when this hack will work, since it won’t be too tough for Megaupload to change the link structure. Anyway, this was only for informational purposes to know and understand how easy it is to expose the unintelligent URL framework behind popular services.

[via]PC’s Place | MegaLeecher


Raju is the founder-editor of Technology Personalized. A proud geek and an Internet freak, who is also a social networking enthusiast. You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter. Mail Raju PP. Follow rajupp


  • Tinh

    Great tips

  • Pratik

    Hii raju! I want to mention that the link that you posted for example is a link to download a movie! This is a kind of piracy and I suppose you are against it.. So I encourage you to change the url of Megaupload to some other file..

    Thank you

    • Raju

      I understand your concern and will change the URL. Never thought someone would even try to download an example file!

  • Shalini

    Dear Raju,

    I had posted the hack first on my blog here – from where it got copied elsewhere, I think its justified to post link back to original source or not link at all as it sort of supports bloggers copying others work/find.

    Being a blogger I hope you understand this, looking forward for a long lasting mutually benefical relationship.


    PS: I created a handy bookmarklet for automating things – I guess sharing that with your readers will make things easier from them.

    • Raju

      Thanks for pointing us to the original source. More than happy to give credit to the original. Post updated!

      • Shalini

        Thanks :)

  • ibheck

    i mean, i can’t download… failed

  • kitharass

    great….it works…… :)

  • Halodude

    hey folks, just tried this today…doesn’t seem to work anymore.

  • wikoooo

    thhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaannnkkkkkksss !!!great woork ,it works !

  • Kamo

    It’s great !!

  • thiago

    doesn’t work anymore… ;(

  • Michael

    It does work but apparently only once for any given file. If you accidentally cancel a download and retry you’ll fail. Megaupload leeching is better. Search for Gopro4vn!

  • Joan

    did not work it displays a blank page

  • AnimeonFire

    awesome post!!!

  • ArthurMarwin

    thanks a lot!!!

  • raffae

    does not work for me. (firefox 3.6.13 for Ubuntu)

  • Steff

    doesn’t work any longer!!!

  • mehul

    good work

  • azul

    what download manager did u used?