System Requirements

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Hardware / Operating System

Any computer that can run a suitable Standard Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or a Java Development Kit (JDK) can run Jacksum. The following Operating Systems are supported:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 and 11
  • GNU/Linux
  • macOS
  • BSD
  • ...
Dependent on the JDK (see below), also the following hardware architectures are supported
  • x86 64 bit (x64)
  • x86 32 bit (x86)
  • ARM 64 bit (AArch64, resp. M1)
  • ARM 32 bit (AArch32)
  • PPC 64 bit (ppc64)

Java Runtime Environment

In order to run Jacksum, you need a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) resp. a Java Development Kit (JDK). You can get it for free for your platform/operating system. It is required to have at least the JRE/JDK version 11. For Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and macOS you can go to one of these:

Integration into the File browser/File manager

The integration of Jacksum is supported by an installer for the following file browsers/file managers:

  • Microsoft Windows
    • Microsoft Windows Explorer
    • and any Microsoft Windows-based file manager that supports the Microsoft Windows Standard "Send To"-API such as
  • macOS:
    • Finder (Mac OS X 10.2+)
  • GNU/Linux:
    • Caja
    • Dolphin
    • elementary Files
    • Konqueror
    • Krusader
    • Nemo
    • GNOME Nautilus
    • ROX-Filter
    • SpaceFM
    • Thunar
    • Xfe
    • zzzFM

Disk space

In addition to the disk space requirement by the JRE/JDK, it is required to have at least 2 MiB diskspace for Jacksum.


You should have at least 512 MiB GB physical memory installed.