Rufus v2.18 Updated

billon on 7 Nov 2017
  • 945KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2017
  • 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.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / 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" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch rufus-X.XXp.exe.
What's new?
  • Ensure that the same drive is reselected on device refresh.
  • Add a cheat mode to cycle the USB port of currently selected device.
  • Make lookup for updatable .cfg file more generic (e.g. ESET SysRescue).
  • Fixed:
    • Handling of multiextent ISOs (e.g. BlackArch Linux);
    • Propagation of image decompression errors.
  • Update grub4dos to latest.

RUFUS 2.18 IS THE LAST RELEASE TO SUPPORT WINDOWS XP AND WINDOWS VISTA.
FUTURE RELEASES WILL NO LONGER BE COMPATIBLE WITH THESE PLATFORMS!

11 comments on Rufus  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

donald 2012-03-05 18:45

This worked Very quickly with the distro I chose and no difficulties.
Much faster than some OTHERS - LIVE USB CREATORS.

V1.1.4.150

lostbumpkin 2012-06-05 17:48

Agree with that. Excellent tool to create bootable usbs.

V1.2.0.183

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.

V1.2.0.183

Rejjy13 2012-12-28 21:55

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

v1.3.0

I am Baas 2013-01-03 00:06

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

v1.3.0

jenss 2014-11-05 08:17

version 1.4.11 is out here

homepage :
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

get the file :
http://rufus.akeo.ie/downloads/rufus-1.4.11.exe

v1.4.10

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.

v2.2.668

Checker 2015-08-29 18:38

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v2.3.709

DarkShadow 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !

v2.6.818

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.. :)

v2.12

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.

v2.18

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