What is Czkawka?
Czkawka is a simple, fast, written in Rust and easy to use app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.
- Written in memory safe Rust
- Amazingly fast - due using more or less advanced algorithms and multithreading support
- Free, Open Source without ads
- Multiplatform - works on Linux, Windows and macOS
- Cache support - second and further scans should be a lot faster than the first one
- CLI frontend, very fast and powerful with rich help
- GUI GTK frontend - uses GTK 4 framework and looks similar to FSlint
- Rich search option - allows setting absolute included and excluded directories, set of allowed file extensions or excluded items with * wildcard
- No spying - Czkawka does not have access to the Internet, nor does it collect any user information or statistics
- Multiple tools to use:
- Duplicates - Finds duplicates basing on size(fast), hash(accurate), first 1MB of hash(moderate)
- Empty Folders - Finds empty folders with the help of advanced algorithm
- Big Files - Finds provided number of the biggest files in given location
- Empty Files - Looks for empty files across disk
- Temporary Files - Allows finding temporary files
- Similar Images - Finds images which are not exactly the same(different resolution, watermarks)
- Zeroed Files - Find files which are filled with zeros(usually corrupted)
- Same Music - Search for music with 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
- Bad Extensions - Lists files whose content not match with their extension
- 13,086 Stars
- 357 Forks
- 341 Open Issues
Comments and Reviews
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Tricky to install, as is everything in Github unless you know where to look. GUI uses teeny tiny font which is difficult to read. Doesn't seem to include subfolders and I can't find an option to include subfolders. So pretty useless to me, I'm afraid.
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