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Version history for Rufus

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Changes for v3.8 - v3.9 Beta

  • Add exFAT support when creating blank UEFI:NTFS drives [EXPERIMENTAL]
  • Fix ext2/ext3 corruption for partitions larger than 4 GB
  • Fix early boot files not being usable on compressed NTFS partitions
  • Fix writing of compressed streams that don't end on sector boundary
  • Fix percent not being displayed on slow format
  • Improve file preallocation and speed up ISO extraction (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
  • Improve ex2/ext3 formatting speed
  • Improve protective MBR message for GPT partitioned drives
  • Improve reporting on Syslinux/GRUB download errors
  • Improve reporting of partition types and of Windows' version
  • Report the usage of UDF symbolic links
  • Update embedded Syslinux to 6.04-pre1

Changes for v2.17 - v2.18

  • Ensure that the same drive is reselected on device refresh
  • Add a cheat mode to cycle the USB port of currently selected device
  • Make lookup for updatable .cfg file more generic (e.g. ESET SysRescue)
  • Fix handling of multiextent ISOs (e.g. BlackArch Linux)
  • Fix propagation of image decompression errors
  • Update grub4dos to latest

Changes for v2.9 - v2.10 Beta

  • Add SHA-256 validation for downloaded files. You will now see an ? or ? in the log for relevant content
  • Add support for O2Micro PCI-E card readers
  • Improve automatic closure of the Windows default format prompt
  • Improve support for Ubuntu (silence a benign warning), Springdale (use the actual label) and Antergos (Syslinux version detection)
  • Work around a Windows bug that can render a GPT disk inaccessible after cleanup (e.g. ChromeOS image)
  • Fix hash computation for content that isn't a multiple of 64 bytes (NB: This did not affect ISOs)
  • Fix Syslinux installation on some media, with huge thanks to 424778940z for the tests
  • Fix a corner case where settings could be altered after Start had been pressed, if a hotplug event also occurred
  • Additional fixes and improvements

Changes for v2.4 - v2.7

  • Add Thai translation, courtesy of Sippapas Wangsri
  • Add Drag and Drop support, courtesy of SeymourApps
  • Add a retry for most write operations
  • Update UEFI:NTFS, ms-sys and Grub4DOS to latest
  • Dual sign Rufus with both SHA-1 and SHA-256
  • Fix 2nd line of SHA-256 being hidden on some platforms
  • Fix shutdown prevention issues
  • Additional fixes & translation updates

Changes for v2.3 - v2.4

  • Allow some settings and cheat modes to be persisted between sessions
  • Fix multiple issues with flash drive detection
  • Fix listing of drives that contain no media
  • Fix cheat mode to save the current USB to uncompressed VHD (Alt-V)
  • Fix an UI scaling issue with high DPI displays for non English languages
  • Update most of the translations
  • Additional cosmetic improvements

Changes for v2.2 - v2.3

  • Detect ISOHybrid images and ask users how they should be written
  • Add MD5/SHA-1 image checksum verification (# button on the status bar)
  • Add Zip decompression support for DD Images
  • Add a cheat mode for ISO timestamp preservation (Alt-T)
  • Add a cheat mode for USB enumeration debugging (Alt-.)
  • Disable MS-DOS creation for Windows 10 or later (FreeDOS is still available)
  • Fix Windows To Go creation issues, and enable access to internal disks
  • Fix UEFI support for Fedora ISOs
  • Fix some USB enumeration issues
  • Other improvements and fixes, including translation updates

Changes for v2.1 - v2.2

  • Modernize the language selection button, courtesy of David Warner
  • Add keyboard accessibility, courtesy of David Warner
  • Add a clear indication of when UEFI-CSM is to be used
  • Fix an USB detection issue and add support for ASUS UASP "Turbo Mode"
  • Fix prevention of Windows shutdown when Rufus is idle
  • Improve UI on high DPI monitors
  • Update Grub4DOS to 0.4.6a [2015.05.18]
  • Other UI improvements and fixes, including translation updates

Changes for v1.4.7 - v1.4.9

  • Fix listing of drives on Windows XP and Windows Vista (reported by Alex Andrews)
  • Add KolibriOS ISO support (NEW)
  • Add Arabic translation, courtesy of عمر الصمد
  • Add Brazilian Portuguese translation, courtesy of Chateaubriand Vieira Moura
  • Add Croatian translation, courtesy of Dario Komar
  • Add Danish translation, courtesy of Jens Hansen
  • Add Latvian translation, courtesy of Aldis Tutins
  • Allow the use of VHDs as DD image source (fixed disk/uncompressed only)
  • Report the detected USB speed in the log
  • Fix detection for some Buffalo, Lacie, Samsung, Toshiba and Verbatim drives
  • Fix a long standing issue when launching Rufus using Far Manager
  • Fix support for pure EFI bootable disk images
  • Various other fixes and improvements

Changes for v1.4.6 - v1.4.7

  • Add VHD support as a target, courtesy of Scott (NEW)
  • Add ReFS support (only for Windows 8.1 or later and only for fixed drives) (NEW)
  • Add Japanese translation, courtesy of Chantella Jackson
  • Add Slovak translation, courtesy of martinco78
  • Add Swedish translation, courtesy of Sopor
  • Improve the display of filesizes when copying content
  • Fix FAT32 cluster transitions
  • Fix unpartitioned drives not always being listed
  • Fix bad blocks report
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Changes for v1.4.5 - v1.4.6

  • Display USB size in the dropdown list (NEW)
  • Add Bulgarian translation, courtesy of Krasimir Nevenov
  • Improve checkbox handling in the UI and fix UDF/exFAT formatting issues
  • Fix replacement of obsolete vesamenu.c32 (reported by Liang)
  • Fix an issue that could prevent the download of files from the Rufus website
  • Fix untimely libcdio messages when processing Rock-Ridge ISOs (such as Ubuntu)
  • Other minor fixes

Changes for v1.3.0 - v1.4.3

  • Fix format operation not starting on Windows XP (reported by ank91)

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