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 a leading Bootable USB Creator in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Rufus for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com 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 Nov 12, 2021

    1. An application to write .raw .iso or .img files to USB disks. Easy to use. No install is needed. Raspberry Pi sd cards or Hackintosh USBs can be made with this.
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    2. ISO2Disc is the best and free ISO burner software to burn your ISO image file to CD/DVD disc or USB flash drive. No skills required!


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      • Ubuntu
      • Debian
      • Pardus
      Pardus Image Writer is a tool to create bootable usb drives.
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    3. 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 have to install the OS.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.2.1, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. EasyBoot makes creating a bootable CD or bootable DVD a straightforward process. Whether you want to make a MultiBoot CD that starts up in your language or you need bootable CDs with the company logo, EasyBoot meets your requirements.


    5. 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 image.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.0.2.4, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      Its simpler and faster than any other alternative
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    6. 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.
    7. This utility creates a bootable FAT filesystem and populates it with files and boot tools. It is mainly designed to create bootable USB and Fixed disk for the AdvanceCD project.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Raspbian
      Use Raspberry Pi Imager for an easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to an SD card ready to use with your Raspberry Pi.
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    8. 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 Syslinux for the menu and bootloader.
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