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Downloads of v 2.3:


Last Update:

29 Aug 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Pete "Akeo" Batard


liveusb linux windows


This is not the latest version of Rufus available.

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2.3 | Updated: 29 Aug 2015



Downloads of v 2.3:


Software Author(s):

  • Pete "Akeo" Batard

Rufus 2.3

This is not the latest version of Rufus 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

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:


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

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 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.3'" [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 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.3'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install rufus
    name: rufus
    version: '2.3'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'rufus' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.3'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rufus
    Name     = "rufus"
    Version  = "2.3"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rufus':
  ensure   => '2.3',
  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.


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.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 25 Dec 2015.


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 (

Supported ISOs

# MetaPackage
# powershell v2 compatibility
$psVer = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major
if ($psver -ge 3) {
  function Get-ChildItemDir {Get-ChildItem -Directory $args}
} else {
  function Get-ChildItemDir {Get-ChildItem $args}
$warningPreference = "Continue"
$chocoLib = Join-Path $env:ChocolateyInstall "lib"
if (Test-Path -PathType Container (Join-Path $chocoLib 'rufus.*')) {
  Write-Warning "Uninstall NOT complete."
  This package is a metapackage; a chocolatey feature not yet fully implemented.
  To retain future compatibility this package does not uninstall the dependent
  package it points to as designated with *.install or *.portable.`n
  Write-Warning "To finish removing the program installed by package rufus, please also run the command:"
  Write-Host " `n`tchoco uninstall " -NoNewLine
  $list = (Get-ChildItemDir $chocoLib\rufus.*).Name
  foreach ($i in $list) {
    Write-Host "$i " -NoNewLine
  Write-Host "-y"

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Rufus 3.20 29292 Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Approved
Rufus 3.19 15017 Saturday, July 2, 2022 Approved
Rufus 3.18 29041 Friday, March 11, 2022 Approved
Rufus 3.17 33356 Saturday, October 23, 2021 Approved
Rufus 3.16 9741 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Approved
Rufus 3.15 22524 Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Approved
Rufus 3.14 26560 Friday, April 30, 2021 Approved
Rufus 3.13 33777 Friday, November 20, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.12 15000 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.11 24601 Thursday, June 18, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.10 16353 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.9 14093 Saturday, February 29, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.8 24175 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved
Rufus 3.7 4749 Monday, September 9, 2019 Approved
Rufus 3.6 11304 Friday, July 19, 2019 Approved
Rufus 3.5 16033 Thursday, March 28, 2019 Approved
Rufus 3.4 14652 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Approved
Rufus 3.3 9709 Monday, September 17, 2018 Approved
Rufus 3.2 2460 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Approved
Rufus 35031 Monday, June 25, 2018 Approved
Rufus 3.1 3420 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Approved
Rufus 3.0 5050 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Approved
Rufus 2.18 12250 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.17 4458 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.16 3167 Monday, July 31, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.15 3405 Monday, June 5, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.14 3427 Monday, April 10, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.13 1155 Thursday, April 6, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.12 3210 Friday, January 27, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.11 2948 Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Approved
Rufus 2.9 2330 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Approved
Rufus 2.8 1335 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Approved
Rufus 2.7 1132 Monday, February 15, 2016 Approved
Rufus 2.6 1313 Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.5 477 Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.4 486 Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.3 488 Saturday, August 29, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.2 1655 Monday, June 1, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.1 993 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.0 938 Friday, March 13, 2015 Approved
Rufus 1.4.12 950 Friday, January 2, 2015 Approved
Discussion for the Rufus Package

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  • This discussion is only about Rufus and the Rufus package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
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