This instruction is outdated and will be removed in one of next version, please look at files in each module folder for more up to date instructions.



If you use Snap, Flatpak or Appimage, you need to only install ffmpeg if you want to use Similar Videos tool.

For Czkawka GUI the lowest supported version of GTK is 3.24 which is the only required dependency(of course on Ubuntu, different distributions will probably require a little different set of dependences).
In app exists Similar Video tool which require FFmpeg to work, but is completely optional and without it, only warning would be printed when trying to use this tool without installed ffmpeg.
Broken files finder by default don’t check for music files, but it is possible to enable this feature and that require to have alsa lib installed(on Ubuntu this is libasound2-dev package)

Warning Main Czkawka GUI dependency - GTK 4 is only available on newer systems like e.g. Ubuntu 22.04, so if you have problems with running app on older systems, you may like to use older Czkawka versions, upgrade OS or install flatpak package which use its own set of dependencies.

Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint

sudo apt install libgtk-4-dev ffmpeg

Fedora/Rocky Linux

sudo yum install gtk4-devel glib2-devel
sudo dnf -y install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo dnf -y install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo dnf -y install ffmpeg

Void Linux (CLI only)

sudo xbps-install gcc pkg-config ffmpeg


Currently, you need to manually install GTK 4 libraries, FFmpeg and the Adwaita theme, because they are dynamically loaded from the OS.
One very straight-forward way to do this is by using Homebrew.
Installation in the terminal:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"
brew install gtk4 adwaita-icon-theme ffmpeg librsvg libheif pkg-config

After that, go to the location where you downloaded Czkawka and add the executable permission to this file.

chmod +x mac_czkawka_gui

At the end execute it:


Compiling on Apple Silicon

Prebuilt binaries are available only for x86_64, so if you use ARM e.g. Mac M1/M2, you must compile the app manually.

Compilation is simple, and takes less than 10 minutes on an M1/M2 mac.

# Install Rust and Libraries
brew install rustup
brew install gtk4 adwaita-icon-theme librsvg libheif pkg-config
# Clone and Build
git clone
cd czkawka
cargo run --release --bin czkawka_gui

Credit to User @bauchdj

x86 on ARM

There is also a way to use x86_64 binaries on ARM, but this requires to install special version of required libraries probably via:

arch -x86_64 /usr/local/bin/brew install gtk4 adwaita-icon-theme ffmpeg librsvg libheif

Sadly this doesn’t work for all users, so feel free to update this part of documentation(look at and for more info)


By default, all needed libraries are bundled with the app except libheif library which allows to scan/use heif files, inside, but if you compile the app or just move czkawka_gui.exe, then you will need to install the GTK 4 runtime from here.

FFmpeg to be able to use Similar Videos, you can download and install from this link.


Precompiled binaries

Ready-to-go executables for Linux, Windows and macOS are available here.
If the app does not run when clicking the launcher, run it through a terminal.
You don’t need to have any additional libraries for CLI Czkawka.

Install the GUI version on Linux:

# download
curl --location --output ~/.local/bin/linux_czkawka_gui
# mark as executable
chmod +x ~/.local/bin/linux_czkawka_gui
# run

Note This requires that the $PATH environment variable contains ~/.local/bin/.

Nightly Builds

Artifacts from each commit can be downloaded here


Appimage files are available in release page - GitHub releases
Available are 2 versions of Appimage:


The easiest method to install Czkawka is using the cargo command. To compile it, you need to get all the requirements from the compilation section.

cargo install czkawka_gui
cargo install czkawka_cli

You can update the package with the same command.


sudo snap install czkawka

By default, Snap can only access the files in your home directory. You have to allow Czkawka access to all the drives:

sudo snap connect czkawka:removable-media

The Snap store entry can be found here.

Fresh builds are available in edge branch, but they may be a little unstable.


flatpak install flathub com.github.qarmin.czkawka

Flathub page with Czkawka can be found here

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Unofficial packages, which may not always provide the latest version of Czkawka.

PPA - Debian/Ubuntu (unofficial)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xtradeb/apps
sudo apt update
sudo apt-get install czkawka

alternatively you can use instruction from this xtradeb site

AUR - Arch Linux Package (unofficial)

Czkawka is also available in Arch Linux’s AUR from which it can be easily installed.

yay -Syu czkawka-gui
yay -Syu czkawka-cli


yay -Syu czkawka-gui-bin
yay -Syu czkawka-cli-bin

Packages info

Docker image (unofficial)

Czkawka docker image is available here

Chocolatey (unofficial)

Windows Chocolatey binaries are available here