Rufus v3.5 Updated

billon on 29 Mar 2019
  • 1010KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Rufus, or Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps create bootable external drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks etc. The program is ideal for use with installation media from ISOs (Windows, Linux etc.) for working on a system without an OS, flashing device BIOS or other firmware, or you want to run a low-level system utility.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Rufus Portable also available.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" rufus-X.Xp.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • A feature to download official retail Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 ISOs
      (Note: 'Check for updates' must be enabled for the above to be active);
    • Windows To Go support for MCT generated Windows ISOs;
    • A notice about the WppRecorder.sys Microsoft bug for Windows 10 1809 ISOs;
    • A notice about trying to format a drive larger than 2 TB in MBR mode;
    • A notice about Legacy boot when trying to boot UEFI-only media in Legacy mode.
  • Report the full PID and command line of potentially blocking processes in the log.
  • Fixed:
    • A potential silent abort when the drive is in use;
    • 'Quick Format' option always being activated;
    • Potential change of the selected file system after an ISO has been loaded;
    • Win7 x64 EFI bootloader not being extracted in dual BIOS+UEFI mode (Alt-E).

11 comments on Rufus  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

TP109 2017-11-12 17:02

Great program. Small footprint and quick. Good tool for formatting USB drives and for making USB drives bootable with ISOs or DOS.


stisev 2017-03-27 12:55

FYI I logged in to post this

The "p" in the rufus executible name makes it portable; otherwise, it writes to reg.
For example:

rufus-2.12p.exe is portable
rufus-2.12.exe is not.

Was driving me insane finding reg keys.. :)


DarkShadow 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !


Checker 2015-08-29 18:38

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2015-08-29 13:01

I don't know whether Rufus is portable or not but I am certain that 'rufus-X.X.exe' and 'rufus-X.Xp.exe' are exactly the same. By the way, there is a new version- Rufus 2.3.709.


jenss 2014-11-05 08:17

version 1.4.11 is out here

homepage :

get the file :


I am Baas 2013-01-03 00:06

Version 1.3.0 writes to the registry. See forum entry for details.


Rejjy13 2012-12-28 21:55

Impressive application! I used it for Ubuntu, Windows 8 and Windows 7.


webfork 2012-07-30 01:43

Had some odd issues with Lili USB Creator (for some reason couldn't format a drive) that this program seemed to overcome. Good program.


lostbumpkin 2012-06-05 17:48

Agree with that. Excellent tool to create bootable usbs.


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