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, 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. A kindful dd gui written in qt quick.
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    2. This is a small utility tool that will help you format and create bootable flash drives for Windows 7/8. It can be useful if you want to create installation media from bootable ISOs and if you want to install Windows7/8 on a system that doesn't have a CD-ROM device installed.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      UUByte ISO Editor is a full ISO toolkit for burning, creation, extracting and editing. Powered by a simple user interface, it is quite easy to make a bootable USB or DVD in a few clicks.
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    3. The open tool to create bootable macOS installers.
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    4. Automatically make a live bootable usb with ease with AutoBootDisk, a open-source program Features Automatic Updates Automatic Downloader with 78 Linux Distributions Supported, and a custom section if you don't find your distribution in the list.

    5. It's an all-in-one ISO Burner tool that lets you burn ,extract, crate and edit ISO image file straightforwardly! It also was called as a best Windows bootable USB tool since it could escape the complexity of selecting multiple options and settings.
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    6. A professional Windows ISO burning tool to create bootable USB/CD/DVD easily, only 3 steps!
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    7. DiskMaker X (formerly Lion DiskMaker) is an application built with AppleScript that you can use with many versions of OS X/macOS to build a bootable drive from OS X/macOS installer program (the one you download from the App Store).
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      DiskMaker X vs Rufus opinions
      This alternative is disputed. DiskMaker X is still a legitimate alternative to Rufus, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Rufus turns any CD Image to Bootable USB, while Diskmaker X works only with OS X disk images.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      Only good to create OS X images - hence not an alternative as Rufus can create bootable USB from ANY image of ANY OS
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      only makes OS X bootable disks
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

      not for making windows boots
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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