Subject: Re: Recovery Key and Download Links
From: TenDigitRandomString
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:45:39 +0000
When we sign up for mega we receive an warning message, within the welcome message:
"Warning: Due to our advanced end-to-end encryption, it is mathematically impossible for us to recover or reset your password. If you lose your password, you will lose access to the data in your MEGA account. We highly recommend you make a backup of your Recovery Key now: <BUTTON>".
The recovery key is the same as the master key without the trailing '=' and a underline instead of a slash.

Thanks for the answer.

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:46 PM, Ondřej Jirman <> wrote:

> Hello,
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 06:28:19AM +0000, TenDigitRandomString wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Does megatools is able to retrieve the recovery key? I didn't find anything in the manpages.
> You can save keys from the output of:
> megadf --debug=cache
> I'm not sure what recovery key is, because I haven't looked at mega API for
> years (ever since they removed the API docs), and there was no such thing in
> 2013/2014. But password key and master key are enough to decrypt everything. And
> maybe the password key salt for the new style accounts.
> Anyway, just store the password somewhere safe, because everything necessary is
> derived from it anyway.
> > About the download links returned by "megals --export", is there a way to make they private again?
> Someone (other than me, I don't add features anymore, myself) would have to add
> a command for that. API for that is fairly simple, but the CLI doesn't expose
> that.
> regards,
> o.
> > Thanks.