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Rufus is a simple utility designed to help you format and create bootable or bootable USB. Rufus offers interesting execution alternatives and like any tool of its kind, it also has options to set the type of format and check for errors on the device. In this article, we discuss some of the app’s key features, as well as some additional information.

Key Features

Here are some of the Rufus (Windows) app’s main features:

  • Creation: In order to resolve startup problems, this software creates boot devices from removable devices such as USB key/pen drives and memory sticks. It is also possible to save the bootable drive as an 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 settings that can be adjusted according to the user’s 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.

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

How Does Rufus Work?

The process for which the program is directed is very simple. You just need to have the ISO of the selected system to proceed with the formatting.

Is Rufus Safe?

It seems that the app has no history of security issues or abusive data collecting. In general, the app seems pretty safe to use.

Is Rufus Free?

Rufus is an open-source tool and it can be used for free.

For the Rufus download, click on the green button at the top of the page.

System Requirements

This version is compatible with Windows 7 and later (32bit and 64bit). Images: Unsplash/Rufus Official

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