Downloads of v 3.15:


Last Update:

04 Aug 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Pete "Akeo" Batard


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Rufus (Portable)

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3.15 | Updated: 04 Aug 2021



Downloads of v 3.15:



Software Author(s):

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Rufus (Portable) 3.15

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

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade rufus.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.15'" [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.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.15'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install rufus.portable
    name: rufus.portable
    version: '3.15'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'rufus.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.15'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rufus.portable
    Name     = "rufus.portable"
    Version  = "3.15"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rufus.portable':
  ensure   => '3.15',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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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 Aug 2021.


Rufus (portable)

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.


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$packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName

$url            = ''
$checksum       = '19a2f7bd08cb6711937a71adae9d13bbe8a3af08d3551d121c2d7f84ec3d7aaf'
$checksumType   = 'sha256'
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$installFile    = Join-Path $toolsDir "rufusp.exe"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  FileFullPath  = $installFile
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = $checksumType

try {
  Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
  Set-Content -Path ("$installFile.gui") `
              -Value $null
} catch {
  throw $_.Exception

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Rufus (Portable) 3.16 165 Thursday, October 14, 2021 Approved
Rufus (Portable) 3.15 354 Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Approved
Rufus (Portable) 3.14 362 Saturday, May 1, 2021 Approved
Rufus (Portable) 3.13 393 Saturday, November 21, 2020 Approved
Rufus (Portable) 3.12 111 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Approved



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