Dukto for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V R6
  • 4.4
  • (44)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Kyle Juffs
Kyle JuffsUpdated 8 months ago

Free LAN file transfer app

Dukto is a file-sharing service by Emanuele Colombo. Free to download and use, this network software allows users to transfer files quickly and easily between two computers and devices. That is if they are on the same network.

Unlike other data transfer apps, Dukto makes the process simple. It does not need permissions, credentials, and protocols. It only requires you to drag and drop the files on the active window. However, this app is designed for LAN use only. Also, it only works with documents and other files. If you want to transfer apps, you can use ShareIt.

Simple file transfer

Dukto is an easy-to-use app. Unlike similar software, it does not let users struggle with account credentials, permissions, and protocols to establish a stable and fast network. Instead, it allows you to transfer files via LAN to other PCs by dragging and dropping files and folders into its active window. However, it needs all the involved devices to have the app installed.

Upon launching, Dukto will scan and analyze your local network in a specific way. It will also detect not only the accessible PCs but also the other active instances in the same app. After this, you are free to start sending files to the detected PCs. The app offers fast file transfer. Moreover, it allows you to send multiple files and folders.

Adding to the list of its useful features is its full transfer log and full Unicode support. The app also lets you open folders directly from within the app to check if the transfer is a success. What makes it more unique is that it allows you to send text messages to the detected PC. With this, it can also function as a messaging app for your organization.

A lightweight yet powerful app

To get the program up and running on your computer, all you need to do is download and install it. There are several instructions to follow to get it ready, but they are simple enough to follow. With this, even novice users won't have a hard time setting up the app. It is important to note that  Dukto does not require an internet connection to work. All the data transfers happen locally via LAN.

Additionally, the app can transfer data seamlessly between all supported versions of Windows OS—ranging from Windows XP to Windows 10 and Windows 11. Moreover, it does not need additional customization to get all its features. The app also is lightweight, not even taking 10MB. However, users should know that the software is no longer maintained. You can still download and use it if it works on your devices. But it will no longer provide any updates and support. 


Overall, Dukto is a simple file management app that you can use for data transfer. It is easy to use, allowing you to send and receive files in a few simple steps. Not only that, but it also offers some helpful features, such as support for sending text messages. However, while the app is still usable, there will be no more updates and support since the developer has dropped the project.


  • Fairly fast
  • Detects LAN devices effectively
  • Easy to use
  • Allows sending of text messages


  • Can't minimize to tray
  • Doesn't run on startup
  • Few configuration options in general
  • No longer supported

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Dukto for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V R6
  • 4.4
  • (44)
  • Security Status

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