Rufus Alternatives

The most popular alternative is UNetbootin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Rufus so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Rufus alternatives are balenaEtcher (Free, Open Source), YUMI (Free, Open Source), dd (Free, Open Source) and MultiBootUSB (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 19, 2020

  • Cross-platform tool to create bootable USB drive or create Live USB drives with built-in downloader for Linux ISO images and rescue disks.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Rufus.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    Ka
    Easy to use. Supports a huge variety of platforms
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    Gu
    Fast, easy to use and in a few clicks you're good to go
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    does not do UEFI mode does not recognize external hdd/ sdd does not do windows bootable drives and have issues even with some linux distros does not do multiple booting images on single drive
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  • balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Rufus.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    Cannot select between gpt and mbr partition styles
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    etcher is better than most image burners i have used.
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    Positive comment • 9 months ago

    Gu
    Do not work with Windows ISOs on Linux
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  • YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot Bootable USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Rufus.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Wine
    • WineBottler
    DC
    YUMI now has (albeit alpha) support for UEFI. I have yet to need anything while making multiboot USBs. I love the fact I can make a single partition bootable without having to reformat my entire EHD.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    Multiboot abilities that are useful in making a useful debugging bootable usb
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    Positive comment • 4 months ago

    Gu
    Has moltiboot option, persistent file with ubuntu, windows to go with other distros in the same USB
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    Positive comment • 5 months ago

  • Command-line utility for Unix and Unix-like operating systems to convert and copy a file.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Rufus.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    Gu
    It's the only one that seems to be able to create BSD flash drives
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    Considering this has been developed since 1974, it is very good at what it does.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    allows use of the command line
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  • Cross-platform utility for creating live Linux distro multi-boot USBs nondestructively.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Rufus.

    Discontinued

    Last release is from April 2018.

    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    NickFreeman786996
    support for multiple live linux distros
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Rufus.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    checholin355720
    Very simple and easy to use. Supports Persistent Linux.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    It is complete, with all you need, to put an OS in yur USB
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

  • Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO files.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Rufus.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    AT
    Allows you to easily create a multiboot drive by simply formatting a flash drive with the software and adding the .iso files. Incredibly simple to use, but a major breakthrough in simple boot drive making.
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    Positive comment • 6 months ago

    Ma
    It creates separete partitions for booting, so you can use your USB drive as regular pendrive. Ventoy's boot menu list all iso which you place on the drive, it's the most flexible solution I've used.
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    Positive comment • 7 months ago

    Gu
    Multiple ISO image files on one drive
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    Positive comment • 3 months ago

  • WoeUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD. It is a fork of Congelli501 s WinUSB.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Rufus.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    Gu
    Simple to use, even my grandma could figure it out, Not that she'd need to flash a iso to a USB.
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    Positive comment • 9 months ago

    Gu
    Perfect! It is the only one on linux that make bootable usb for windows iso files. Simple and easy to use.
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    Positive comment • 5 months ago

    Gu
    Well maintained and simple to use, it gets the job done
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  • Flexible and configurable USB drive multiboot solution which also supports UEFI booting.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Rufus.
  • LiLi USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Rufus.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.9.4, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website. The project has officially been abandonned on December, 22nd 2020 (announcement on their blog).

    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows