An amazing file transfer program designed for PC LAN use!



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  • Latest Version

    Dukto R6 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / XP64 / Vista / Vista64 / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

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  • Author / Product

    Emanuele Colombo / External Link

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Dukto is a lightweight but incredibly powerful multi-platform file transfer and networking tool that strives to provide PC users a streamlined way to share files over the LAN network. Instead of letting users struggle with the account credentials, permissions, protocols, clients, servers, and other numerous system quirks related to establishing stable and fast network connections between two PCs.

âš  Note: This product is not developed anymore.

If you are looking for an alternative, we recommend you to download SHAREit for PC.

is a straightforward file transfer tool designed to simplify the process of sharing files, folders, and text snippets across devices connected to the same network. Developed by Emanuele Colombo, it offers a hassle-free solution for transferring data between computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices without the need for complex configurations or external servers.

It takes all this confusion out of the picture by simply allowing users to transfer files via LAN to other PCs by simply dragging and dropping files and folders into its active app window. That’s it! Simply set up this micro app on all PCs on your home or business LAN network and start easily sharing data between them with zero configurations or confusion.
To get Dukto up and running on your desktop or laptop PC, all you need to do is to download and install a single application. Simply follow several simple on-screen instructions and the app will be ready for action. Upon startup, it will scan and analyze your local network in a specific way, detecting not only accessible PCs but also other active instances of the same app. Immediately after this, users are free to start sending files and even text messages to the detected PCs.

Data can be sent by dragging and dropping files or folders into the app and then clicking the target destination. To enable more versatile data transfer, the app supports targeting not only PCs with installed theapp, but also sending data to a specific IP address.

It is important to note that this appdoes NOT require any of its users to be connected to the internet.  All of the data transfers are happening locally via LAN. Additionally, the app can seamlessly transfer data between all supported versions of Windows OS (ranging from Windows XP to Windows 10!) with no additional customization or tweaking needed to achieve this feat.

The list of useful features goes on – full transfer log, text/chat transfer, full Unicode support, fast transfer speeds, multi-files/folders transfer (batch transfer), automatic discovery of available clients, ability to open files directly from within the app, local IP address showcase, and more.

Originally built by the single developer Emanuele Colombo, this app received numerous updates until it reached its final R6 version in the spring of 2016. Since then it has remained stable, serving countless users with its incredible suite of tools.

Dukto is 100% FREE for both home and enterprise users, and it features translation to several international languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Polish).

Main Features

Cross-Platform Compatibility: The software is compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and Symbian platforms, enabling seamless file transfers across a wide range of devices.

Simple Interface: The user-friendly interface of Dukto makes it easy for users to drag and drop files or folders for quick sharing.

Text Chat: In addition to file transfers, it allows users to exchange text messages with other connected devices, facilitating communication during the transfer process.

No Server Required: It operates on a peer-to-peer network, eliminating the need for a central server for file transfers. This ensures privacy and security for users.

Customizable Settings: Users can customize various settings in this program, including transfer speed, notification sounds, and interface themes, to suit their preferences.

User Interface

It boasts a clean and intuitive user interface, with a minimalist design that focuses on simplicity and ease of use. The main window displays a list of connected devices, making it easy for users to identify and select the recipient for file transfers. The drag-and-drop functionality allows for seamless sharing of files and folders, while the text chat feature enables real-time communication between users.

How to Use
  • Launch the application on both the sending and receiving devices.
  • Select the recipient device from the list of available connections.
  • Drag and drop files or folders into the window to initiate the transfer.
  • Monitor the progress of the transfer and wait for it to complete.
  • Use the text chat feature to communicate with the recipient during the transfer process, if needed.

Does Dukto require an internet connection?
No, it operates on a local network and does not require an internet connection or external servers for file transfers.

Can I transfer large files with Dukto?
Yes, it supports the transfer of large files and folders with no file size limitations.

Is Dukto secure?
It uses a peer-to-peer network for file transfers, ensuring privacy and security for users. However, it is recommended to use the app on trusted networks to prevent unauthorized access.

Does Dukto support group transfers?
While the program does not have built-in support for group transfers, users can initiate multiple individual transfers simultaneously to achieve a similar effect.

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Cross-platform compatibility
  • No internet connection required
  • Secure peer-to-peer file transfers
  • Customizable settings
  • This application has been discontinued
  • Lack of advanced features compared to some alternatives
  • Limited support for group transfers
  • Occasionally experiences connectivity issues on certain networks
Note: This software is no longer maintained. You can download it and use it if it works on your devices, but I can’t provide any updates and support anymore.

Also Available: Download Dukto for Mac

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