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Rufus is a utility designed to create boot devices. This is helpful when the user wants to format or launch the PC without installing OS.

Key features

Creation: In order to resolve startup problems, this software create boot devices from removable devices such as USB key/pen drives and memory sticks. It is also possible to save the bootable drive as ISO image for more safety.

Formatting: once inserted into the port of the PC, the removable drive is immediately detected by Rufus. After that, the user is given the possibility to format the device. It provides several setting that can be adjust according to the user needs.

Customization: what is interesting with Rufus is that it allows adjusting the type of the boot device by choosing its system format between FAT and NTFS, or defining the cluster size.


This is multi-language software that is available in 30 languages, especially English.

This is a free version whose source code can be reprogrammed and redistributed.
Rufus is able to run a low-level utility.


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Alternative spelling: rufus-1.4.12.exe, rufus.exe