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Downloads of v 2.4:


Last Update:

29 Sep 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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2.4 | Updated: 29 Sep 2015



Downloads of v 2.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Pete "Akeo" Batard

Rufus 2.4

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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="'2.4'" [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="'2.4'" 

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: '2.4'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'rufus' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.4'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller rufus
    Name     = "rufus"
    Version  = "2.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'rufus':
  ensure   => '2.4',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

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 (http://rufus.akeo.ie/#ref1).

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 4.4.0 30133 Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Approved
Rufus 4.3.0 27690 Thursday, October 19, 2023 Approved
Rufus 4.2.0 28167 Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Approved
Rufus 4.1 22214 Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Approved
Rufus 4.0 21814 Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Approved
Rufus 3.22 15305 Saturday, March 25, 2023 Approved
Rufus 3.21 29773 Monday, November 28, 2022 Approved
Rufus 3.20 29350 Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Approved
Rufus 3.19 15054 Saturday, July 2, 2022 Approved
Rufus 3.18 29079 Friday, March 11, 2022 Approved
Rufus 3.17 33399 Saturday, October 23, 2021 Approved
Rufus 3.16 9785 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Approved
Rufus 3.15 22558 Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Approved
Rufus 3.14 26598 Friday, April 30, 2021 Approved
Rufus 3.13 33823 Friday, November 20, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.12 15039 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.11 24634 Thursday, June 18, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.10 16396 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.9 14134 Saturday, February 29, 2020 Approved
Rufus 3.8 24230 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved
Rufus 3.7 4795 Monday, September 9, 2019 Approved
Rufus 3.6 11352 Friday, July 19, 2019 Approved
Rufus 3.5 16073 Thursday, March 28, 2019 Approved
Rufus 3.4 14721 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Approved
Rufus 3.3 9758 Monday, September 17, 2018 Approved
Rufus 3.2 2505 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Approved
Rufus 35079 Monday, June 25, 2018 Approved
Rufus 3.1 3463 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Approved
Rufus 3.0 5096 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Approved
Rufus 2.18 12291 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.17 4500 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.16 3211 Monday, July 31, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.15 3446 Monday, June 5, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.14 3474 Monday, April 10, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.13 1198 Thursday, April 6, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.12 3254 Friday, January 27, 2017 Approved
Rufus 2.11 2983 Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Approved
Rufus 2.9 2382 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Approved
Rufus 2.8 1371 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Approved
Rufus 2.7 1189 Monday, February 15, 2016 Approved
Rufus 2.6 1363 Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.5 531 Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.4 536 Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.3 540 Saturday, August 29, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.2 1696 Monday, June 1, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.1 1031 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Approved
Rufus 2.0 975 Friday, March 13, 2015 Approved
Rufus 1.4.12 990 Friday, January 2, 2015 Approved
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