Alternatives to Etcher for all platforms with any license

  • Rufus icon

    Rufus

    Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

    Open Source Windows

  • UNetbootin icon

    UNetbootin

    UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can create Live USB systems and can load a variety of system utilities or install various Linux distributions and other operating systems without a CD.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • YUMI icon

    YUMI

    YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more....

    Open Source Windows

  • Universal USB Installer icon

    Universal USB Installer

    Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution...

    Open Source Windows

  • LinuxLive USB Creator icon

    LinuxLive USB Creator

    LiLi USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it. This software also offers an exclusive option of automatic virtualization to directly run Linux in Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • Win32 Disk Imager icon

    Win32 Disk Imager

    Create and restore image backups of disk drives. This program is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. It is very useful for embedded development, namely Arm...

    Open Source Windows

  • WinToFlash icon

    WinToFlash

    Transfer your Windows with programs and parameters from an installation DVD/CD to a USB/harddrive.

    Free Personal Windows

    • Bundleware Installer bundled with adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/efc98043b5e2d3f36e4cfce1074e66dfc7859345195ad3cbf51605df6c7b1e53/analysis/1424526399/
  • SARDU icon

    SARDU

    SARDU (short for Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility) creates a multiboot all-in-one USB drive, CD or DVD for free (personal and non commercial use). Hard disks, external hard disks and all removable media are supported. The...

    Free Personal Windows

  • MultiSystem icon

    MultiSystem

    Multisystem is an awesome tool created by LiveUSB.info, that works similar to our Windows based MultiBootISOs USB creator, but was created for use within Linux. It also uses Grub2 instead of Grub Legacy, and can be run from within...

    Open Source Linux

  • LiveUSB Install icon

    LiveUSB Install

    LiveUSB Install is a free software for GNU/Linux and Windows. With LiveUSB Install you can effortlessly install various Linux distributions on your thumbdrive. This way, you can always carry your favourite distro in your pocket...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • WinSetupFromUSB icon

    WinSetupFromUSB

    GUI for creating USB with multiple Windows XP/2kX sources in the same partition (up to 99 with vers. 1.0). BartPE/WinBulder/UBCD4Win/WinFLPC (NOT ramdisk versions) to any primary partition. Multiple BartPE for example, in the SAME...

    Free Windows

  • MultiBootUSB icon

    MultiBootUSB

    Multi Boot USB / MultiBoot USB / MultiBootUSB is a software / installer which allows user to install multiple Live Linux Distros in to a single USB drive / Pendrive / Flash drive and able to boot from it. USB can be tested without...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Know any more alternatives to Etcher?

    Suggest an application to this list
  • XBoot icon

    XBoot

    XBoot is a easy-to-use utility for creating Multiboot USB/ISO.You may have seen many bootable ISO files like Linux live CDs , Antivirus rescue CDs etc. XBoot can combine these ISO files in to one Multiboot ISO file or create Multiboot...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Development stopped after 2013.
  • BartPE icon

    BartPE

    Barts PE Builder helps you build a BartPE (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks. BartPE...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The project has been removed from the posted site. Last version, 3.1.10a, released on February 17, 2006, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine
  • Mac Linux USB Loader icon

    Mac Linux USB Loader

    Mac Linux USB Loader is an application that allows you to create bootable USB drives containing a Linux distribution that can boot natively on Apple's Macintosh computers using their EFI system, regardless of whether or not the...

    Commercial Mac

  • ZOTAC WinUSB Maker icon

    ZOTAC WinUSB Maker

    ZOTAC WinUSB Maker was made to be the simplest and functional application to make a USB Bootable. With less than 500KB, an impressive GUI and responsive user interaction, Josh Cell Softwares presents the ZOTAC International...

    Free Windows

  • WINToBootic icon

    WINToBootic

    WiNToBootic is free program, has the sole function of creating boot disks using ISO images. It is a standalone small and portable tool of only 600KB. Super User Friendly. Good for use where you do not have CD drive (like laptop) and...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.2.1, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Share this list of alternatives?

  • USBWriter icon

    USBWriter

    USBWriter is tiny Windows tool that lets you write an image file directly to an USB drive. It requires no installation and depends on no bloated framework, it's just a little program that you may put on your desktop.

    Open Source Windows

  • Fedora LiveUSB Creator icon

    Fedora LiveUSB Creator

    The liveusb-creator is a cross-platform tool for easily installing live operating systems on to USB flash drives.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • ISO to USB

    ISO to USB is a free and small software that can burn the ISO image file directly to the USB drives, these USB drives include USB flash drives, memory sticks and other USB storage devices, it also supports to create a bootable USB...

    Free Windows

  • ROSA Image Writer icon

    ROSA Image Writer

    Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular. ISO images of the ROSA Linux distribution were originally...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • FlashBoot icon

    FlashBoot

    FlashBoot is a tool to convert a Windows XP/Vista/7 installation CD/DVD or image to a bootable USB disk, useful for Windows installation on netbooks and other devices without CD/DVD drive. FlashBoot supports USB flash thumbdrives and...

    Commercial Windows

  • WinUSB icon

    WinUSB

    WinUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD.

    Open Source Linux

  • SharpBoot icon

    SharpBoot

    SharpBoot is a small utility for creating multiboot ISO or USB. You just need to drag-n-drop some iso files inside, and it automatically adds description and category (for supported ISO files, not shown in the screenshot). It uses...

    Open Source Windows

  • NIMMI

    NIMMI, Nehul's ISO MultiBoot Manager and Installer, is an ISO installer-manager for Pen-Drive,USB Hard-Drive.It is very easy to use.And also is has been published under GNU license. Other than it you must also have a bootable iso...

    Free Personal Windows

Etcher Comments

Could not detect removable drive

Comment by TechPython
about Etcher 12 days ago

Was not able to boot into Windows 7 installation.
Burned a Windows ISO to USB but wasn't able to detect the bootable device on multiple machines. Maybe my USB was incompatible, but do not take my word for it.

Reply