Rufus Portable 3.1 Build 2 (format and create bootable USB drives) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 25, 2018 - 12:10am

Rufus Portable 3.1 Build 2 has been released. Rufus Portable is a USB formatting utility which also can create a bootable USB drive using a bootable ISO image. This release updates to the latest version and improves portability but may require re-selecting your preferred language. This app requires admin rights. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotRufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It can be be especially useful for cases where: you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.); you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed; you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS; you want to run a low-level utility. Rufus is significantly faster than similar utilities and it's open source and free.

Learn more about Rufus... Installer / Format

Rufus Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Rufus Portable is available for immediate download from the Rufus Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

The publisher rebuilt the app with the same version number so we have labeled it as Build 2. It appears likely due to an apparent false positive with the original build.

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