Rufus v3.1 Updated

billon on 25 Jun 2018
  • 995KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2018
  • 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" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch rufus-X.Xp.exe.
What's new?
  • Add detection & warning about the 'Controlled Folder Access' Windows 10 feature.
  • Improve retry attempts for transient errors.
  • Increase size of the ESP to 300MB, for Windows To Go drives partitioned as GPT.
  • Fixed:
    • Extraction of ISO content for GRUB based ISOs (Manjaro, Kaspersky etc.);
    • Text being truncated on some dialogs (mostly Russian and Thai).
  • Update GRUB 2.0, Grub4DOS and libcdio to latest.

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.


lostbumpkin 2012-06-05 17:48

Agree with that. Excellent tool to create bootable usbs.


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.


Rejjy13 2012-12-28 21:55

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


I am Baas 2013-01-03 00:06

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


jenss 2014-11-05 08:17

version 1.4.11 is out here

homepage :

get the file :


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.


Checker 2015-08-29 18:38

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


DarkShadow 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !


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.. :)


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.


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