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 its 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)

Windows Store (UWP)

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, Windows 8.1 and now on Windows 10 UWP is available on the Windows 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. UPDATE: not available anymore.

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


  • Hi, excellent program, it was mentioned in last russian ‘Linux Format’ magazine issue.
    Just update the repository key please :)

    Kirill13 luglio 2016
  • @Kirill the repo key should be ok now, isn’t it?

    Emanuele14 luglio 2016
  • No it isn’t

    W: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/colomboem/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.gpg: Signature by key 1A2E38D61775C3963A039A87E3757B8E0D988D6E uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)

    George15 luglio 2016
  • @George you’re right! Some days ago I solve the problem of expired key; now the key isn’t expired anymore, but it uses SHA1 that has been deprecated in the latest APT versions. Since this key is generated by the openSUSE OSB, I need to wait until the update the service to the latest OSB release that should solve the problem: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-buildservice/2016-07/msg00006.html

    Emanuele15 luglio 2016
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  • I just found out about this AMAZING software (it was mentioned here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-windows-mac-use-tweaks-work-smarter/)! I can’t put in words just how much it is helping me and how much I like it. And if you ever think about translating it into Brazilian Portuguese, you can count on me!

    Thank you, Emanuele. Thank you.

    Bruno16 luglio 2016
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  • Hi. We absolutely love Dukto!
    I have a question– we recently added a new windows 10 machine to the network, and the user icon was a goofy picture we put on as a joke. It seems to be permanent now in Dukto.

    I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, and it’s still there.

    Not that big of a deal, but we’d like to change it, if possible.
    Is there a way to make that happen?

    Damon8 agosto 2016
  • @Damon Dukto on Windows 10 has some issues right now… I’m working on it but without an ETA…

    Emanuele8 agosto 2016
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  • After upgrading to Anniversary Update, portable DuktoR6 works perfectly. Previously, some errors occurred with Win 10 home, but now everything works fine (as it used to do with windows 7) Still thanks to Emanuele for this great utility.

    Stefano20 agosto 2016
  • Hi there! Congrats on Dukto -it really is making my networking easier, but I’ve come across a problem. I installed Soft Maker’s Free Office, which made itself the de facto document processor. I uninstalled it long ago but when I try to download a MS-Office file off Dukto, a Free Office modal window appears asking for a product key. How can I tell Dukto that I don’t want Free Office messing around? Thank you!

    Piapoco23 agosto 2016
  • @Piapoco Did you downloaded Dukto from my web page? There is any bloatware into Dukto installer, so if you have it I think that it’s because you downloaded it from a third party unofficial web site.

    Emanuele23 agosto 2016
  • Hi Emanuele,

    can you update your source code with last update.


    Roberto11 settembre 2016
  • @Roberto what do you mean?

    Emanuele12 settembre 2016
  • Hi Emanuele
    ducto can not connect to other computers on my pc. Am trying to share my files wit afriends pc but i cant see it in my pc.what are the settings i should change maybe?

    PAATRICK KELI19 settembre 2016
  • Glad I found your site as I have Macs, Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, of which this transfers files beautifully. Huge Thumbs Up

    Curt20 settembre 2016
  • Love It as I have a LAN with Mac, Windows 7, 8.1 & 10. This makes file transfering a snap

    Curt20 settembre 2016
  • Ciao Emanuele,

    non ho ancora provato il software, ma da quelo che vedo potrebbe essere una cosa molto interessante per una mia applicazione.
    E’ possibile personalizzare il software?
    Avrei bisogno di avere una versione che vada ad interfacciarsi con un database ed un crm per inviare determinati file e/o messaggi a determinate persone che sono presenti nella rete wireless della struttura, e magari se sono sotto determinati access point piuttosto che nella rete e basta.

    Grazie per la tua disponibilità.

    Fabio Macciocca24 settembre 2016
  • @Fabio Macciocca puoi trovare i sorgenti della versione desktop su sourceforge, sono rilasciati con licenza GPL.

    Emanuele25 settembre 2016
  • Dukto and Feem are my two best file transfer software.
    Simple. Fast. Reliable. Cross-platform.

    Stana Svatava27 settembre 2016
  • Dukto 6 for samsung s7 edge is in error

    Bendazzle28 settembre 2016
  • Don’t work on android 6!!!!!

    jeff4 ottobre 2016
  • Love the speed.

    Would like to be able to send a folder to more than one of my ‘buddies’- by holding down control and selecting them?
    So it could send the file to one of them and then send it to the next one. – Often I use duckto to copy files to 9 computers so doing one at a time is a pain.

    ANdrew8 novembre 2016
  • need UTF-8 support on Android.

    eexpss9 novembre 2016
  • I can’t install it on ubuntu 16.04, there is a problem with the key.


    E: The repository ‘http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/colomboem/xUbuntu_16.04 Release’ is not signed.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.


    How can I do please ?

    berbap9 novembre 2016
  • Please, it would be possible to create “package for linux” a “flatpack” for the main distributions like, arch linux, debian, ubuntu, opensuse … etc. I’m not sure but flatpack applications work naturally on any linux distribution (except for cheating)

    Bruno14 novembre 2016
  • I’ll look at it when I find some time for it… Thanks!

    Emanuele15 novembre 2016
  • Mi ensxutis kaj instalis vian softvaron por Ubuntu en du masxinoj . Tamen, mi ne sukcesis sendi ecx simplan tekston. Gxi provas sendi ĝin, sed finfine aperas la mesagxon: Error code: 7.
    Kion fari por solvi cxi problemon?


    Sergio Campos20 novembre 2016
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  • Hello Emanuele,

    Many thanks for your nice file transfer program. Regrettably the Android is not on this web site for download. It’s only available from the Google Play store where you have to register. For well known privacy reasons I don’t like Google at all. Please, can you make the APK file on your web site? I belief that other users have the same reservations against Google. Thank you.

    Best regards,

    John Doe

    John Doe9 dicembre 2016
  • é possibile caricare dal PC in Ubuntu nello smartphone sulla carta esterna?
    come si fa?
    grazie per il risposto

    baif27 dicembre 2016
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  • Hello, congratulations for the software and thanks for making it open source.
    I have one question:

    Does it uses wifi-direct or another type of concurrent poit-to-point wifi ad-hoc conection initiated and closed exclusevly for the transfer?;

    OR does it need a pre-established wifi conection over an access point?

    Cézanne Alves31 gennaio 2017
  • Currently it needs an already established L2 network connection between the devices.

    Emanuele31 gennaio 2017
  • This crashes at launch on OSX 10.12.3

    jason16 marzo 2017
  • dont start on samsung galaxy s7 edge android 6/7…

    bowi3 aprile 2017
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  • Great app! Is there a way to delete the files you’ve uploaded in a device (iPad for example) and you need no more? Scrolling right-to-left I see options to move files into another folder, not to delete them.
    Thank you!

    edocoledoco6 aprile 2017
  • @edocoledoco thank you for your feedback! For the iOS app try contacting directly the iOS Dukto developer through the app

    Emanuele6 aprile 2017
  • it is good,can you please port it to qt 5.7+ ?

    good9 aprile 2017

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