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Rufus v2.16 Updated

billon on 31 Jul 2017
  • 939KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jul 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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch rufus-X.XXp.exe.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • An audiovisual cue on completion/error;
    • A workaround for ISOs using nonstandard Rock Ridge extensions (looking at you Kali Linux!).
  • Notify user:
    • When an ISO is broken or truncated;
    • If other processes are accessing the drive before format.
  • List processes that are locking a drive on failure.
  • Improve verbosity of the Windows To Go process.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-08-29 18:38

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !

stisev on 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.. :)

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