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Rufus (Portable)

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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 7/19/2017.

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).

FAQ
Supported ISOs

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

C:\> choco install rufus.portable

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

C:\> choco upgrade rufus.portable

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'rufus.portable'
    $url = 'http://rufus.akeo.ie/downloads/rufus-2.14p.exe'
    $checksum = 'c1191e6690cbe5d872c3937a4bd352cbfa5178078d6f31c2bc2dcab9a20f237c'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "rufusp.exe"
    try {
      Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName "$packageName" `
                            -FileFullPath "$installFile" `
                            -Url "$url" `
                            -Checksum "$checksum" `
                            -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
      Set-Content -Path ("$installFile.gui") `
                  -Value $null
    } catch {
      throw $_.Exception
    }

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Dependencies

This package has no dependencies.

Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Pete "Akeo" Batard

Copyright

Akeo Consulting

Tags

Release Notes

https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/blob/master/ChangeLog.txt

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Rufus (Portable) 2.13 65 Thursday, April 6, 2017 approved
Rufus (Portable) 2.12 215 Friday, January 27, 2017 approved
Rufus (Portable) 2.11 238 Tuesday, November 8, 2016 approved
Rufus (Portable) 2.9 203 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 approved
Rufus (Portable) 2.8 195 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 approved
Rufus (Portable) 2.7 185 Monday, February 15, 2016 approved
Rufus (Portable) 2.6 211 Wednesday, December 23, 2015 approved
Rufus (Portable) 2.5 93 Tuesday, November 3, 2015 approved
Rufus (Portable) 2.4 79 Tuesday, September 29, 2015 approved
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