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://sourceforge.net/projects/dukto/ at SourceForge.net. 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


  • Puedo enviar bien los archivos a mi Symbian, pero desde el celular a la PC me da Error: Code 5

    Sergio M.9 aprile 2015
  • Helllo :3

    I need the Symbian version for Nokia E6-00, can you post the lastest versions links? kisses
    Nokia store is dead :(

    Ami12 aprile 2015
  • @Ami I can’t because of certificates and signing problems…

    Emanuele12 aprile 2015
  • Hi Emanuele, don’t worry about certificate problems on Symbian phones. Most Symbian users hacked their phones anyway.

    Symbian users who want to use dukto on their phones can download from this link:


    cagri17 aprile 2015
  • 18 aprile 2015
  • Hello, I have an issue with the Linux version. I’m running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and installed the package for that distro from your repository. When dukto is open, the Linux machine is visible on my Blackberry and Android tablet, but both are not seen by the linux client. Sending from phone or tablet ends with an error message. Any Ideas?
    Another problem I have with the Blackberry Version: the destination folder is not changable and wrong written (“dwonloads”). Sending not possible. This Issue is reportet by several users in the App World. So right now I can only send files from my phone to my tablet. But this works at least great! :-)

    schmox25 aprile 2015
  • @schmox for the Linux problem check your firewalling settings (distro firewall or iptables). About the problem with Blackberry, please contact the porting author.

    Emanuele26 aprile 2015
  • 6 maggio 2015

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  • 6 maggio 2015

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  • Dear Sir the Latest Dukto for android can’t be used in the background can you please fix that ?

    simmer8 maggio 2015
  • 8 maggio 2015

    […] Dukto ci permette di scambiare file , messaggi e intere cartelle con qualsiasi dispositivo all’interno della nostra rete semplicemente installandolo!! […]

  • @simmer since Dukto for Android is just a plain porting for Android instead of a full rewrite, I can’t fix that.

    Emanuele8 maggio 2015
  • 10 maggio 2015

    […] http://www.msec.it/blog/?page_id=11  AirDrop is great, but it only works on Apple products.  Dukto is an easy file transfer tool designed to transfer files from one PC (or other device) to another on the local network (LAN), without worrying about users, permissions, operating systems, protocols, clients, servers and so on. Just start Dukto on the two devices and transfer files and folders by dragging onto its window. That’s all.  Works between iOS devices, Windows, Linux, and Android. […]

  • I love Dukto, it’s a very useful app.

    I have a problem using Dukto in MacOSX Yosemite, it shows an error and it doesn’t open. Does anybody know how to fix this?


    Mauricio16 maggio 2015
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  • @Mauricio sometimes changing the OS X user profile picture solves the problem, please try this.

    Emanuele18 maggio 2015
  • Coloca o código fonte dele para android pra download!

    GilbertoMFB22 maggio 2015
  • 23 maggio 2015

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  • Hi!

    On the Android version the data transfer pauses if the app is sent to the background ex. if I switch to another app or if the screen switches off (even automatically). It’s really annoying that I must keep the screen on. Fortunately, the data transfer continues if I switch back to the app. The data transfer should be run in a separate process that runs in the background.

    I tested Dukto 6.5.5 on Android 4.4.2 and on Android 5.1.1

    balping31 maggio 2015
  • We say “how Easy that it can be?”

    Other say “As Easy As DUKTO.”

    Neo5 giugno 2015
  • Thank you for this nice app.

    Md. Arif5 giugno 2015
  • Hi, the app doesnt open in Windows Phone after GDR2 update. Please fix it, and thanks for this great app!

    Marcos8 giugno 2015
  • error code 7 plz Help me no file is send and the dukto is receive the file

    ali8 giugno 2015
  • @Marcos try removing it and then reinstalling from the store.

    Emanuele9 giugno 2015
  • @ali check you firewall or network antivirus

    Emanuele9 giugno 2015
  • Hi,

    I have it running on Windows 7 and BB OS 10.2xx
    I can send text both ways and files from the Z30 to my PC. When I try and send files to the blackberry, it gives me Error (1).
    Now i’m trying to explain the exact problem, its got me thinking… its looking likely to be a permission issue on the BB.
    I will fool some more with this later and could even try installing the Android release as that should prompt me for allowing whatever permissions it requires on install.
    Well more a “thinking out loud” than a question ( I suppose), but either way its a great tool you have created .. thankyou

    J Dub11 giugno 2015
  • Can please make it available for nokia s40 devices with wifi ,like nokia c3 01?please i really need this app

    pratik13 giugno 2015
  • 14 giugno 2015

    […] interface is very simple and author of this app ‘Emanuele Colombo’ has made a very simple design. For sharing between devices, first thing is to launch dukto in all […]

  • Thanks for this wonderful app. I’ma able to see my pc and my phone. I can transfer from windows to android, but I can’t send files from android devices, despite of I can send text message. What I could be doing wrong?

    Proartculdes17 giugno 2015
  • @Proartculdes try changing the destination folder on the android device.

    Emanuele17 giugno 2015
  • Hey, I just jumped in to tell you how AWESOME your app is.

    I have been using it for ages, since the times when the kingdom of Symbian (S60) seemed to last forever.

    Even now, with Windows 8.1 and Android 5.0.x, I still haven’t found any other (I insist, any other) solution, be it free or commercial, that comes close to Dukto concerning file transfer over LAN.

    Keep up the good work ! I’ll try to make a donation quite soon, this software deserves it a bunch.


    Prince18 giugno 2015
  • Amazing tool for file sharing between two PC devices via lan network but whats about sharing files between mobile and pc wirelessly. I found a tutorial related to transfer files from android to pc wirelessly But is their any best way to transfer data between two different devices easily and fast ?

    Pahul21 giugno 2015
  • 22 giugno 2015

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  • Linux ARM version please!!!!! specifically…… Raspberry Pi version!!!!!!!!!!!

    C-Fu24 giugno 2015
  • Deleting the comment won’t make the issue go away.

    Is it possible to disable the built-in user phoning home/tracking/statistics (the statistics your EULA mentions explicitly)? Can we opt out from that ‘feature’?

    notracking29 giugno 2015
  • @notracking there is no tracking feature in Dukto, the data mentioned in the EULA is simply related to the updates check that, in order to know if there is an updated version for your system, needs to send up to the server the dukto version and your os name and version. All traffic is HTTP so you can check that no other data is sent.

    Emanuele29 giugno 2015
  • vere thenks for you product for Nokia N8-00

    i29 giugno 2015

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