Dukto R6

Dukto is one of my long-lived software project, it’s now at the 6th release, with many improvements over the previous versions. One of the main changes of this release is the new user interface inspired to the Metro style UI developed by Microsoft for the new releases of Windows Phone, Windows, Xbox and all the other Microsoft products. Since I like the simplicity, the essentiality of this kind of UI, I’ve decided to make a new Dukto interface for all the supported platforms.

If you don’t know Dukto, I can tell you that it’s an easy file transfer tool designed for LAN use. I use it in my everyday work to transfer files from one PC (or other device) to another, without worrying about users, permissions, operating systems, protocols, clients, servers and so on… Just start Dukto on the two PCs and transfer files and folders by dragging onto it’s window. That’s all.

Dukto main features are:

  • Simple user interface
  • No server or internet connection needed
  • Zero configuration
  • Clients auto-discovery
  • High speed file transfer
  • Multi-OS native support
  • Portable version available
  • Multi files and folders transfer
  • Transfers log
  • Send and receive text snippets (eg. useful for sending URLs)
  • Open received files directly from the application
  • Windows 7 taskbar integration with progress and transfer indicator
  • Show your IP addresses on the IP connection page
  • Full Unicode support
  • Metro style UI
  • Free and open source

Dukto is a free open source project, licensed under GPL. Official releases are made by me for the folliwing platforms:

  • Windows (XP or later)
  • OS X (10.6.x or later)
  • Linux (packaged for Ubuntu and Fedora)
  • Symbian (for Nokia touch phones)

Also there are porting made by other developers, like the following:

You can find the source code on the project page http://dukto.googlecode.com/ at google code. Dukto has also been tested and certified by Softpedia, Brothersoft and GearDownload.

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Windows compatible

Installer for Windows (EXE)

Portable version (ZIP)

Mac OS X compatible

DMG Package for
Intel 10.6.x or later

Linux compatible

Go to Linux download page

play Dukto for Android is available on the Google Play Store for any ARM or x86 device with Android 2.3 or higher!
Dukto for Symbian is available on the Nokia Store for the supported Nokia Symbian touch devices.

If you need help or you simply want to contact me, please leave a comment here or send an e-mail to:

e-mail address


  • Hello friend!, any plans to release an version for Windows Phone 8.1?


    Valter10 luglio 2014
  • @Valter I’m evaluating it at the moment

    Emanuele11 luglio 2014
  • Didn’t open, failed. Afeter download, it just failed to open(crashed) On 10.9.4 Macbook proEarly2008 2.4gz

    k114 luglio 2014
  • I really like Dukto products. Hopefully Dukto will support the product on blackberry (z10-001)
    I’m looking forward on z10
    Thank you for reading.

    Manh17 luglio 2014
  • Hello for developer thanks very much for your work specially for dukto R6 I used before on my Nokia C7-00 its working good app, but now I’m use Nokia Lumia phone, you work to release an version for Windows Phone 8 ?


    Elie Karkafi18 luglio 2014
  • @Elie thanks for your feedback! Actually Dukto can’t work on WP8 due to API limitations, I’m now evaluating WP8.1 that adds many new API and possibilities for developers.

    Emanuele18 luglio 2014
  • Used it in Symbian. Waitin for windows 8.1,, thanks fr this great app.

    anoop27 luglio 2014
  • Hi. I need to send files from an old desktop PC (win xp sp3) to a notebook pc (win 7), both are connected to a router (xp wired, win7 wireless). Whenever I try to send text or files I keep getting “error code 7″. Everything works fine when I send text and files from the notebook to the desktop PC (via IP address or clicking on the buddies list). How can I solve this? Thanks.

    Roberto27 luglio 2014
  • @anoop I’m working on it… it will take some time because I have to rewrite it completely.

    Emanuele2 agosto 2014
  • @Roberto try disabling firewalling software (even Windows Firewall) on both PCs.

    Emanuele2 agosto 2014
  • I’ve been using Dukto for a couple years on Linux, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Windows. It’s always worked perfectly and trouble free. I would love to be able to use Dukto on my BlackBerry Q10. The company may be in trouble, but this phone rocks! I would be very thankful for a BB10 version. Thanks developer.

    Jonathan6 agosto 2014
  • Wonderful tool – I’ve been looking for a wifi transfer app, pc to pc, without using microshaft’s shgaring rubbish or remote desktop virus stuff.

    Question – is there any way to make it faster?

    Currently on 144 bps wifi it’s using about 10%of it. I accept that faster means slower web browsing, but someitme I just want max speed trasnfer, web browsing can wait.

    Casey20 agosto 2014
  • @Casey Dukto actually tries to work as fast as possible. It is limited only by disk access, CPU and real network available bandwidth (for wifi you must consider also radio interference!).

    Emanuele23 agosto 2014
  • Do you ever plan on adding IPv6 support? Also can you add ip address under the other users’ names? This would be very useful for identifying connection type when using wifi and direct ethernet connection at the same time.

    Wroth26 agosto 2014
  • @Wroth not right now, I’ll consider it for the future.

    Emanuele26 agosto 2014
  • @Emanuele:

    Thanks for the answer.

    It’s odd though – I can download from the web at 5 to 6 megabytes per second ( about 50 megabit).

    But Dukto transfers at 600 kb – 1.2 Mb per second.

    Both laptops in the same room, same BT Hub router, both on “n” networking, 144 MBs, and i file transfer when I’m not “netting”. (browsing or downloading).

    Casey28 agosto 2014
  • We are waiting for windows 8.1. Please.

    Onur28 agosto 2014
  • Can you give a date for Windows Phone 8.1 ?

    Yasin28 agosto 2014
  • Forgot to mention, when a user has more than one address (like when connecting 2 computers with an ethernet cable that are also connected to the same wireless network) only one shows up (in my case from the wireless network) until you initiate a file transfer to either the address show or to the secondary address manually using “IP Connection”. Dukto is amazing for direct gigabit ethernet connections because it is so simple to start a transfer, with a few changes it would be absolutely perfect.

    Wroth31 agosto 2014
  • @Yasin I’m working on it, I can’t tell you when it will be ready, but it is already in good shape :-)

    Emanuele31 agosto 2014
  • I love this tool… great job. But as already mentioned in older comments – it would be great to minimize it to tray :)… that’s just the last thing that this app miss to be perfect.

    Magorr1 settembre 2014
  • Could you add some screen shots to this page please?

    Epis6 settembre 2014
  • How to erase transferes files?

    zedmobi11 settembre 2014
  • @zedmobi on what platform?

    Emanuele11 settembre 2014
  • sur iphone

    zedmobi11 settembre 2014
  • Many thanks for this handy and great app.

    mFat11 settembre 2014
  • @zedmobi you have to contact the iOS Dukto developer. I didn’t own and developed the iOS porting. You can find the contacts you need on the App Store or into the App.

    Emanuele11 settembre 2014
  • 12 settembre 2014

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  • Latest Dukto 6 Android version from Google Play Store has problems with garbled fonts with certain mobile GPUs, probably related to Qt bug 38102 and some others related to Qt 5.2. I can’t upload any files because the folder and file names are completely unreadable.

    ronanlorr16 settembre 2014
  • @ronanlorr yes, some users already reported it. I’ll take a look at it, also waiting for Qt 5.4 release.

    Emanuele16 settembre 2014
  • 18 settembre 2014

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  • File transfers are finally as easy as they should’ve been all along. For me, that’s between Win7 (at work – chained to desk) and Android or at home between Arch Linux and Android. Well done! This is a fine bit of code.

    someguy23 settembre 2014
  • Are you planning to make the program run in the background, and have notifications pop up on the taskbar when you recieve a file? As of right now both parties must physically have the program open for it to work. Those would be awesome features to consider adding in later releases. Anyway, the program is AWESOME, but those features are greatly needed as it is an awesome alternative to a flashdrive. THANKS.

    yd26 settembre 2014
  • @yd thanks for your feedback! The features you described are not planned right now, but I’ll consider them for the future.

    Emanuele26 settembre 2014
  • Also, another useful addition: the ability to use the program while transferring files. The progress bar covers the window and the program is unusable. Once again, love the program. Thanks alot for caring.

    yd26 settembre 2014
  • Wow! Thanks for your quick response, and thanks for taking the time to consider. The program is awesome, and these are the only drawbacks I can see.

    yd26 settembre 2014
  • error code 1 when i try to sent some files from a pc with win 8.1 to other pc with win8.1

    alex28 settembre 2014
  • please help me error code 1 when i try to sent some files from a pc with win 8.1 to other pc with win8.1 how can i fix it?

    alex28 settembre 2014
  • @alex try disabling your firewalling software (even Windows Firewall)

    Emanuele28 settembre 2014
  • Dukto crashes on my computer. What can i do about it? Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread.
    can somebody help me?

    ina29 settembre 2014
  • @ina try changing your avatar in the OS. I don’t know why but some avatars make Dukto crash…

    Emanuele29 settembre 2014
  • Emanuele, what do you main by avatar in the OS?

    ina30 settembre 2014
  • @ina the profile picture of your PC account, the one that is shown when you log into your Mac.

    Emanuele30 settembre 2014
  • It worked. Thank you very, very much Emanuele. You make my day ;-)

    ina30 settembre 2014
  • Awesome work! But can you make this software to transfer files and folders to multi-devices ( 10 or 30pc) in one time in the next update?, that will be perfect!

    m0jav31 ottobre 2014
  • Hello,
    But the application doesn’t see files and folders on external SD card of Android device.

    HP i5, Windows 8.1
    LG G-Pad, Android 4.4.2

    jo12441 ottobre 2014
  • @jo1244 it’s very strange, did you checked the correct path?

    Emanuele2 ottobre 2014

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