Downloads of v 3.11:


Last Update:

04 Oct 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Pete "Akeo" Batard


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Rufus (Install)

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3.11 | Updated: 04 Oct 2020



Downloads of v 3.11:



Software Author(s):

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Rufus (Install) 3.11

This is not the latest version of Rufus (Install) available.

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To install Rufus (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Rufus (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Rufus (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade rufus.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade rufus.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure rufus.install installed
    name: rufus.install
    state: present
    version: 3.11
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'rufus.install' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.11'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: rufus.install,
    Version: 3.11,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rufus.install
   Name     = 'rufus.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.11'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rufus.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.11',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install rufus.install version="3.11" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 04 Oct 2020.



Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB
keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
  • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
  • you want to run a low-level utility

Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!

Oh, and Rufus is fast. For instance it's about twice as fast as UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer
or Windows 7 USB download tool, on the creation of a Windows 7 USB installation drive from an ISO.
It is also marginally faster on the creation of Linux bootable USB from ISOs.


Package-specific issue

If this package isn't up-to-date for some days, Create an issue


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

if ($WindowsVersion.Major -ne "10") {
  Write-Warning "This package requires Windows 10."
  exit 0

$AppxPackageName = "Rufus"
$version        = '3.11'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$fileName       = "$toolsDir\Rufus-$version.appx"

if ((Get-AppxPackage -name $AppxPackageName).Version -Match $version) {
  if($env:ChocolateyForce) {
    # you can't install the same version of an appx package, you need to remove it first
    Write-Output "Removing already installed version first."
    Get-AppxPackage -Name Rufus | Remove-AppxPackage
  } else {
    Write-Output "The $version version of Rufus is already installed. If you want to reinstall use --force"

Add-AppxPackage -Path $fileName
Get-AppxPackage -Name Rufus | Remove-AppxPackage
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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Rufus (Install appx Windows 10) 3.12 593 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Approved
Rufus (Install) 3.11 279 Sunday, October 4, 2020 Approved



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