Operating System Support


Kryptor currently runs on Windows 7 and later versions (x86 and x64). However, Kryptor has only been tested on a Windows 10 (x64) virtual machine. I recommend running Kryptor on Windows 10 (64-bit).

The GUI version of Kryptor requires .NET Framework 4.8 to be installed. In contrast, the command line (CLI) version doesn't require a runtime to be installed for the program to run.

The libsodium library requires the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015-2019 to work. However, the 'vcruntime140.dll' file inside the Kryptor folder means this runtime doesn't need to be installed.

Linux & macOS

The command line (CLI) version of Kryptor is recommended for Linux and macOS users because the program is completely portable.

However, the GUI version of Kryptor can be run using Mono or Wine. I recommend using Mono because the GUI has a much nicer appearance, and some functionality works better on Mono.

Note that certain functionality may not work when running Kryptor using Wine or Mono. For example, the 'Exit Clear Clipboard' setting doesn't work on Mono or Wine. Drag and drop and the 'Auto Clear Clipboard' setting also aren't supported on Wine. Finally, selecting files using the file/folder dialogues is more difficult through Wine.

Note: The GUI version does not run on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later. This is because macOS dropped 32-bit application support, meaning Mono and Wine cannot be used to run Kryptor.