Browser storage for MEGA is full in Google Chrome [SOLVED]

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  • MEGA is a cloud storage service and file hosting service that offers end-to-end encryption.
  • Using the service via browser, it might be the case that the in-browser memory becomes full.
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MEGA is a cloud storage service that’s a notable alternative to the likes of OneDrive, Google Drive, and DropBox.

However, the Out of HTML5 offline storage space error occasionally occurs for Chrome users when they try to download files of gigabyte proportions from mega.nz.

That error message states: Your in-browser storage for MEGA is full.

 If you are experiencing the same problem, you might want to try the various workarounds discussed below.

How do I fix my in-browser storage for MEGA if it’s full?

1. Try a different browser

your in-browser storage for mega is not full if you switch to opera

  1. Click on the Visit website button from down below.
  2. Download the Opera installer for your PC.
  3. Double-click the icon, and fire it up.
  4. Import your bookmarks and settings from Google Chrome.
  5. Enjoy!

You can’t even imagine how easy it is to switch to a different browser. Our recommendation? Opera. That’s it. Very simple, easy, and fast. Then, you get to enjoy some really great benefits.

Here’s what you get extra, for free:

  • Built-in ad blocker
  • Free VPN
  • Various messengers integrated right in the sidebar
  • Video pop-outs
  • Workspaces to group tabs together
  • Sync tabs with all your other devices

Enjoy a fast browsing experience with Opera. Plus, the browser storage will be empty, so MEGA will not have a problem anymore.

Opera

Opera

No more browser storage for MEGA is full error when you switch to Opera.

2. Delete the Mega.nz Cookies

Site settings how to fix available browser storage for mega

  1. Click the three dots in the top right corner, and open Settings.
  2. Go to the bottom of the Settings window, and select Advanced.
  3. Under Privacy and security choose Site settings to open the content permissions.
  4. Then click on Cookies and site data, and select See all cookies and site data.
  5. Enter mega.nz in the search box.
  6. Click the bin button for the mega.nz cookies. That will free up cookie storage so that the browser can download the file(s).

Some users have said that deleting the mega.nz cookie in Chrome resolves the Browser storage for MEGA is full error (at least temporarily).


3. Reset Google Chrome

  1. Click the three dots in the top right corner, and open Settings.
  2. Go to the bottom of the Settings window, and select Advanced.
  3. Scroll down to the Restore and clean up option.
  4. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults, and press the Reset settings button.

Resetting Google Chrome might fix the browser storage for MEGA is full error as that will also erase cookie data.


4. Download files with MegaDownloader

MegaDownloader how to fix available browser storage for mega

Alternatively, users might find that they can download large files with the MegaDownloader software. That’s a dedicated download manager for mega.nz with fewer file download shortcomings than Chrome.

Thus, the in-browser storage for MEGA is full error might not arise for users who utilize that software as it doesn’t store cookies.

Users can add that software to Windows by clicking Download on the MegaDownloader page.


Those are some resolutions that might fix your in-browser storage for MEGA is full HTML5 error. Note that the issue can also arise when there’s only a small amount of free HDD storage space.

Therefore, some users might also need to free up some hard drive storage by removing the software.

Don’t forget to tell us whether one of the solutions get you through the problem. If you have any other suggestions or questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness