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Czkawka is a free and open source, multi-platform, simple and fast program for cleaning the system from unnecessary files


  • Czkawka is a very fast and multifunctional system cleaning program that finds duplicate files, empty folders and files, duplicate music, similar images or the largest files in selected folders;
  • Amazingly fast – due to using more or less advanced algorithms and multithreading;
  • Cache support – second and further scans should be a lot faster than the first one;
  • CLI frontend – for easy automation.


  • Duplicates – finds duplicates based on file name, size, hash, hash of just first 1 MB of a file;
  • Empty Folders – finds empty folders with the help of an advanced algorithm;
  • Big Files – finds the provided number of the biggest files in given location;
  • Empty Files – looks for empty files across the drive;
  • Temporary Files – finds temporary files;
  • Similar Images – finds images which are not exactly the same (different resolution, watermarks);
  • Zeroed Files – finds files which are filled with zeros (usually corrupted);
  • Same Music – searches for music with the same artist, album etc.;
  • Invalid Symbolic Links – shows symbolic links which point to non-existent files/directories;
  • Broken Files – Finds files with an invalid extension or that are corrupted.

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The software Czkawka is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install czkawka

To work with files on external media, use, run this command:

sudo snap connect czkawka:removable-media

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub com.github.qarmin.czkawka

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English
Description version:3.1.0
Developer:Rafał Mikrut
Programming language:Rust
License:MIT License

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