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 Windows Phone 8.1 is available on the Windows Phone Store!
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


  • Wich files can be modified or deleted by Dukto in Symbian^3? Some (not all) people sais that after using Dukto the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile are not working.

    Mihail4 ottobre 2014
  • @Jony099 thake a look here: http://wpbeta.me/dukto

    Emanuele6 ottobre 2014
  • @Mihail sorry, I don’t know why it conflicts with Opera…

    Emanuele6 ottobre 2014
  • @maihail, I dont have any such conflicts. I am using dukto on my NOKIA 700 since almost 1 and half years. Till today i didnot faced any problem about conficting opera as said here. All in one, i can says dukto is very good wifi file transfer apps for symbian till date, myExplorer is also good, but dukto is easy to use.

    Munna Sharma8 ottobre 2014
  • The weirdest thing just happened. I have a desktop and a laptop (both with gigabit Ethernet card) connected to each other via a Gigabit switch. The switch is then connected to a Linksys wireless router for internet access and Dukto has worked flawlessly for over a year.

    Then last night the router died and I had that replaced with a TP-Link 2-in-1 modem router and Dukto transfers stopped working. I think after it timed out, I saw an error code 7. Buddy icons of both machines appear but transfers do not work. What could be wrong?

    If I unplug the cable that’s connects to the router, the network icon on both computers show the yellow exclamation mark ‘Unidentified Network’

    What could be wrong?

    Jan Shim9 ottobre 2014
  • @Jan it could be that you told Windows that is connected to a public network; in this way Windows Firewall applies more restrictive rules.

    Emanuele9 ottobre 2014
  • Hi Emanuele,

    In an attempt to eliminate possible causes of the problem, I removed the Gigabit switch from the network and plugged the desktop and laptop directly into the new TP-Link router. No improvement. I’m beginning to think a setting is blocking Dukto from making a transfer. No firewall is used.

    Jan Shim11 ottobre 2014
  • Hi Emanuele,

    You’re so right. In between adding and deleting networks, Windows had configured one of the machines as Public network and I didn’t spot this until now. I’m glad it’s working again but looking at the throughput (over Gigabit switch) I can’t help but noticed it’s running a little slower than it used to.

    Can throughput be influenced by any Windows settings eg Services that I may have disabled, or maybe settings in the router, etc. Both machines run very lean Services (most items are disabled for performance reasons) Both computers run Gigabit card but each card has their own proprietary settings.

    Jan Shim15 ottobre 2014
  • @Jam I’m happy you solved the problem of the public interface. I’m not aware of any setting that could enhance the data transfer speed. Try transferring a single big file instead of many smaller files.

    Emanuele15 ottobre 2014
  • Emanuele,

    Please consider adding transfer throughput (MBps and Mbps) in your next release. Some of us like to see the speed at which the transfers are taking place real time. Thank you.


    Jan Shim19 ottobre 2014
  • It’s a great way to share documents, photos and texts on a Lan network is fantastic, I am a user of Mac OS, previously used another similar program called DropCopy, but your application is very good option and is compatible with Mac and Windows, i want to make some recommendations for future updates, please include a quick response when someone sends you a text message if it is possible to add a menu on the menu bar of Mac OS and adds the ability to customize your avatar picture, name and size windows, and please add the possibility to send messages by pressing the ENTER key.


    Juan Acevedo.

    Juan23 ottobre 2014
  • I tested sharing documents between two Android devices which worked quite well.

    But now I want to send files from my notebook. But the software is not avialable for my OS right now.

    Are there any plans when there will be repositories for the current Ubuntu versions (14.04 LTS and 14.10)?

    Is there a documentation available how to build the application from the source?
    In the source I could not find any know documentation files or a make file.

    Thanks for your feedback,


    Till27 ottobre 2014
  • @Till check now in the download page ;-) I didn’t test it, but is should work as in previous versions.

    Emanuele27 ottobre 2014
  • @Emanuele:
    Wow. This was fast… And works like a charm! Many thanks.
    I did not think of just using the repo of one of the older releases, since I thought that the dependencies would be different for the different Ubuntu releases.

    Thanks again!

    Till29 ottobre 2014
  • it would need a little improvement in the clipboard to send the url links. in-clicking its automatically opens in the browser ..

    fab6 novembre 2014
  • nice. What a great app!

    Phu6 novembre 2014
  • @fab I’ll consider it for the future! Thanks!

    Emanuele6 novembre 2014
  • Nice product.
    It works nicely between PC and Windows phone.

    It would be nice to have it also on my Kindle Fire. Any plans to port DUKTO also on Kindle, besides “regular Android”?

    Also I did get some error codes while transferring files (Error 0, Error 2). Where could I find the meaning of the error codes?


    Giorgio9 novembre 2014
  • @Giorgio no poring for Kindle is planned right now… About the error codes, their meaning is only to make debugging easy, there is no an easy translation.

    Emanuele9 novembre 2014
  • hi dere, i really like your product, but iam facing a kind of problem these days, actually i have been able to send my data to other computers in my network but is not able to receive data from the others, kindly suggest something so that i can rectify what went wrong with my doktu, i even tried to re install it but was of no use…

    Shikhar dhami12 novembre 2014
  • @Shikhar please check your firewall (even Windows Firewall).

    Emanuele12 novembre 2014
  • Hi,
    I really like Dukto products but a regret why your client has choosen to apply the ‘actual’ date/time instead of keep the original date/time information?

    When I click on “network icons” at the bottom of the windows client, sometimes depending of the computers I got several Ip addresses?
    Thanks a lot

    Michel KRESS15 novembre 2014
  • @Michel about the timestamp, it is due to initial protocol design. About the ip addresses, it depends on the networking setup of the PC.

    Emanuele16 novembre 2014
  • Dear Sir,
    Today I was looking for an app like yours which is really usefull. Just one thing. I drag or try to send a file from a windows using UNC the transfer is 0 bytes. But if it is from a remtote drive with assigned letter it works. Is it a limitation? The rest works flawlessly. Great Job and idea!


    sergio19 novembre 2014
  • @sergio yes, sending from network shares could not work…

    Emanuele19 novembre 2014
  • Ok. I think it woud be a remarkable feature. Maybe in the next release ?
    Best Regards

    sergio20 novembre 2014
  • Hey man, is it possible that your android version is no longer working in Android 5.0? All I get is a white screen when I open the app.

    Rick23 novembre 2014
  • @Rick yes, it’s a known problem, I’m investigating what is the best way to solve it.

    Emanuele23 novembre 2014
  • @Emanuele ok awesome, I hope you’ll be able to fix it

    Rick23 novembre 2014
  • Great app. It would be very helpful if Dukto will be integrated in Android’s “Share with” menu.

    armakuni27 novembre 2014
  • 3 dicembre 2014

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  • Dukto does no longer work if the app is in the background or the screen turns of while copying files :(
    Please help

    Robert4 dicembre 2014
  • @Robert I think it is a limitation introduced into the new Qt release (actually it is a beta release) I used to support Lollipop. I can’t test it right now, but thanks for reporting!

    Emanuele4 dicembre 2014
  • hei,
    is it possible to share files between two windows lumia phones using dukto?
    wn i tried phone not shows the other phone?

    ras8 dicembre 2014
  • @ras In order to use dukto you simply have to connect both devices to the same WiFi network (Internet Sharing option on WP doesn’t work, you need a real WiFi access point) and start the app on both devices. They should recognize each other and then you can share data and files.

    Emanuele8 dicembre 2014


    halomau17 dicembre 2014
  • Es muy recomendable ;D

    SrgSpectro17 dicembre 2014
  • 21 dicembre 2014

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  • Please add the option to select more folders, for the transfer. And maybe a queue of foldersto be transfered. I don’t like trying to send 100 gb and failing because of one file not being sent properly …

    SapioiT27 dicembre 2014
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  • It used to run fine on my Macbook Pro Mid 2012… but not running on Mid 2014….. Just crashing on start

    Rakesh3 gennaio 2015
  • @Rakesh try changing your profile picture image on the OS X user profile. Some avatar images make Dukto crash, I don’t know why.

    Emanuele4 gennaio 2015
  • Nice work but slow to transfer, only 1.5 megabytes per second. My WLAN is 54 megabaps so I would have expected a bit faster. Even so, it is very easy to use, so thank you!

    Satif6 gennaio 2015
  • Hi there. Great sofware, so far. I was using filedrop until recently, as I have been having problems with the Android version. Dukto runs smooth.

    The ultimate features would be, in my opinion:
    – Auto startup/run in background (on all platforms)
    – Confirmation when receiving a file or anything
    – Nice tranfer monitoring, speed, estimated time etc

    – As a major improvement, messaging, so I can chat with the person I’m wanting to send a file to, more like a business oriented expansion platform :)

    Wish you all the best.

    Iulian Gabriel Cata6 gennaio 2015
  • I’m running Dukto on a Blackberry, Windows PC, and Mac. The PC and Blackberry have no trouble finding each other (and the Mac) in the “buddies” list, but the Mac can’t find the Blackberry or PC. Do you know what might be wrong? I don’t think it’s the Macs firewall; it still doesn’t work when the firewall is off.

    Anonymous12 gennaio 2015
  • @Anonymous It is strage, you should try with another wifi access point.

    Emanuele12 gennaio 2015
  • 12 gennaio 2015

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  • Hi Emanuele! suck a fantastic work! Thanks a lot! I have one question, as soon I run Dukto my mac and my pc did not “see” one to each other, I have to insert the IP address to transfer a file. That is not really a big deal. Is there any way to save that IP like “favorite” or something like that??

    All the best!


    Patricio22 gennaio 2015
  • @Patricio are the PC and the mac on the same IP network? If so, it should auto-discovery them. Try disabling your firewalling software and check if in this way it works.

    Emanuele22 gennaio 2015

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