Rufus Alternatives

    Rufus is described as 'utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc' and is one of the leading apps in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Rufus for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android. The best alternative is UNetbootin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rufus are balenaEtcher (Free, Open Source), YUMI (Free, Open Source), dd (Free, Open Source) and Ventoy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 26, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Tuxboot helps you to create a bootable Live USB drive for Clonezilla live, DRBL live, GParted live and Tux2live. It is modified from UNetbootin and runs on both MS Windows and GNU/Linux.
    1. 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 selected distribution has UEFI support.
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      camck This only makes USB drives bootable on mac.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago


    2. 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 disk with Windows operating systems.
    3. Create Windows 10 installation media.
    4. Startup Disk Creator (usb-creator) is an official tool to create Live USBs of Ubuntu from the Live CD or from an ISO image. The tool is included by default in all releases after Ubuntu 8.04.
      Some users think Startup Disk Creator is a great alternative to Rufus, some don't.

    5. WinUSB - simple, portable and lightweight tool, lets you create multiple Windows bootable USB flash drive using ISOs or DVDs. Formatting drive is not required when free space is enough. Boot with NTFS flash drive in UEFI system supported for most PC.
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      Easy to use and makes usb bootable for bios/uefi systems simultaneously.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    6. FlashBoot is an ultimate tool for making bootable USB devices.
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    7. The liveusb-creator is a cross-platform tool for easily installing live operating systems on to USB flash drives.
    8. (Straight up rufus for Linux users ) The mkusb tool was developed to make it simpler and safer to create boot drives with the method to flash or clone an iso image or a compressed image file. It is using dd under the hood.
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    9. HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool utility will format any USB flash drive, with your choice of FAT, FAT32, or NTFS partition types. You can also make the disk bootable by specifying a file location.
      HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool vs Rufus opinions
      This alternative is disputed. HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool is still a legitimate alternative to Rufus, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      it wont create bootable usb flash
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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