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 und 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 in the Filebrowser/Filemanager

The integration of Jacksum is supported by an installer for the following file browsers/file managers: Microsoft's Windows Explorer, Apple's Finder (Mac OS X 10.2+), and on  Linux/Unix those are Dolphin, Konqueror, Krusader, Nautilus, ROX-Filer, Thunar, Xfe and many more.

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.