Rufus v3.14 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 May 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2021
  • 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.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
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? See:

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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