Dukto R6


UPDATE: this project is no longer maintained. You can download it and use it if it works on your devices, but I can’t provide any update and support anymore. I won’t provide also any security or bugfix update.


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 following 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! UPDATE: not available anymore.
Dukto for Symbian is available on the Nokia Store for the supported Nokia Symbian touch devices. UPDATE: not available anymore.

1,052 thoughts on “Dukto R6

  1. a SNAP package….. oh yes, please!!

    To make this great tool universal between all Linux distros. I’m surprised there is no snap OR flatpak for Dukto yet…

  2. Advantageously replaces a Bluetooth dongle for file transfer! Maybe one day Dukto will be able to stream!

  3. Great tool, really helpfull, but i like to give every client a custom name… Any possibilty?

  4. App molto utile… però potrebbe migliorare… ad esempio potrebbero essere aggiunte le notifiche dei messaggi scambiati tra i dispositivi… anche se l’app è chiusa… poi si potrebbero aggiungere delle schermate per ogni dispositivo dove sono visualizzati i file e i messaggi scambiati… poi si potrebbe aggiungere la modifica del nome dei dispositivi connessi alla rete… e non che compaia il codice del modello…

  5. Emanuele buonasera… Se non mi sono spiegato bene puoi contattarmi per e-mail… l’app la utilizzo da poco ma la uso tanto… grazie del buon lavoro fatto fin’ora..

  6. How do I compile it?
    I use Manjaro, which uses pacman as a package manager. I can’t find dukto in their repositories.
    Will you add it or release some instructions how to compile it?

  7. This is my favorite file transfer software and my only one. I have been using it for 3 years. But now I have some problems, my phone’s built-in storage space is not enough, I have to set the external memory card as the default storage space, but this app can not find the location of the save folder, what should I do? I look forward to hearing from you.you can contact me,my email is zhuce1201@163.com.

  8. Salu2

    Se ve muy bien esta herramienta. Sin embargo, no hay ningun enlace para descargarlo en dispositivo android. Por favor, podrian publicar enlace para android?

  9. Ciao Emanuele, ottimo lavoro.
    Ho installato Dukto sia sul Mac (10.14.1) che sul Honor 7i Android 6.0.
    Dal lato Android non sono in grado di cambiare folder di destinazione (c’e scritto ‘/’), quando premo Change Folder ho soltanto uno schermo bianco, senza possibilita di scegliere alcunche se non di tornare indietro.
    Problema del mio telefono?
    Grazie, Igor

  10. hello, on my uhd screen I can’t read anything as it’s wrtitten in very small characters ; can someone help >?

  11. I like the software and I appreciate that you make it free to use
    I just wanna give a feedback about the version of android
    when I want to send pics or documents or apps I need to go to the file location and search for the file and then select it and send it, I do like you to make the app sort the files by type like FEEM or SHAREit do

  12. Dukto R6 now works again with my Android Oreo on Galaxy S7, but I have little problem. When I try to select SD Card path app give me information “The selected folder appears to be read only” Any way to change this ? Please release newer updated version.

  13. >For the purposes of porting older applications, the QtDeclarative module has been available until Qt 5.6 but has been renamed to Qt Quick 1. Applications that required Qt Quick 1 specific API (e.g. QDeclarativeView or QDeclarativeItem and the Graphics View integration) can use this module. Note that new applications should use the new Qt QML and Qt Quick modules instead.


    Please port this to Qt5.6, thanks.

  14. Hello!
    is there any way through which I can prevent people from accessing private data while we are using Dukto? Because it is as if Dukto allows full access to each and every information in the computer to each and everyone with active Dukto sharing!

  15. Per quale perverso motivo l’interfaccia Dukto Windows 10 ha i caratteri che sono grandi un terzo dei caratteri che usano tutte le altre applicazioni?
    Non si potrebbero avere caratteri piu’ grandi e visibili?

  16. Error
    Sorry, an error has occurred while sending
    your data…
    Error code: 7
    What does this error mean?
    What remedy?
    Thank you for your answer.

  17. A simple multi-platform file transfer application especially designed for for LAN users and which supports sending text, files or folders VERY VERY NICE

  18. Could you please port Dukto to Android TV? When I try to use it on my Xiaomi Mi Box (Andrpid TV OS) I can’t get past the disclaimer. Please make it usable by arrow keys on remote without a mouse and add a Leanback UI icon. I’m a big fan of your app.

  19. Thanks for creating and releasing Dukto. I recently discovered it, and it seems it could be quite useful.

    Using R6 on an LG 850 phone, I’m also having the same problem as Piotr reported in December — if I pick a save location on the external SD card, Dukto reports it as read-only. Other applications have no problem writing to the same path, and Dukto can pick the external SD card on my Axios tablet without protest. I wonder if it could be a string processing problem — the LG names the external drive with a hyphenated hex number rather than calling it something like SDCard2.

  20. It is a known problem due to the different file management permissions introduced in Android 6 or 7 (I don’t remember which of the two). If you have Magisk installed, you can just add the ExSDCard Access Enabler module; you will be then allowed to save on your MicroSD card by setting /mnt/media_rw/XXXX-XXXX (where the Xs stands for the serial code of your MicroSD card), as the default saving folder.

  21. Thanks for the response.

    Magisk might be too large of an effort just to use the external card. When I have some time, I’ll look at it and see if its features are worth it for other reasons.

    Up until then, I’ll have to hope a future edition of Dukto includes a solution– since other applications can write to the external card, there apparently is some way to do that.

  22. Please contact SourceForge regarding their outdated Dukto offering. Their most current version is R5.0.1.

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