Rufus
  • Update GRUB to version 2.06
  • Add support for .vtsi files (Ventoy Sparse Image, courtesy of @ventoy)
  • Add workaround for openSUSE Live ISOs
  • Move default app directory to %LocalAppData%\Rufus\ and always save a log there on exit
  • Fix AppStore version of Rufus not being able to store downloaded files [#1744]
  • Fix failure to open Syslinux/GRUB files when Rufus is located at the root of a drive [#1747, #1761]
  • Prevent the creation of System Volume Information on ESPs written in DD mode
  • Prevent drive letter assignation to the UEFI:NTFS partition [pbatard/uefi-ntfs#25]
  • Prevent persistent partition creation errors due to size
  • Enhance safety checks before running the Fido ISO download script
  • Other internal fixes and improvements [#1727, etc]
  • Update GRUB to version 2.06
  • Add support for .vtsi files (Ventoy Sparse Image, courtesy of @ventoy)
  • Move default app directory to %LocalAppData%\Rufus\ and always save a log there on exit
  • Fix AppStore version of Rufus not being able to store downloaded files [#1744]
  • Fix failure to open Syslinux/GRUB files when Rufus is located at the root of a drive [#1747, #1761]
  • Prevent the creation of System Volume Information on ESPs written in DD mode
  • Prevent drive letter assignation to the UEFI:NTFS partition [pbatard/uefi-ntfs#25]
  • Prevent persistent partition creation errors due to size
  • Enhance safety checks before running the Fido ISO download script
  • Other internal fixes and improvements [#1727, etc]
  • Improve DD write speed (uncompressed images only)
  • Improve checksum computation speed
  • Improve network connectivity detection
  • Only prompt for additional GRUB/Syslinux downloads when not writing in DD mode
  • Fix potential "loss" of disk after writing Ubuntu 20.10 in DD mode
  • Fix GRUB compatibility issue with Ubuntu 21.04
  • Fix Rufus MBR not being selected by default for Windows ISOs
  • Fix drag and drop being enabled during drive creation
  • Add more "exceptions" for forced DD image writing
  • Improve DD write speed (uncompressed images only)
  • Improve checksum computation speed
  • Improve network connectivity detection
  • Only prompt for additional GRUB/Syslinux downloads when not writing in DD mode
  • Fix potential "loss" of disk after writing Ubuntu 20.10 in DD mode
  • Fix GRUB compatibility issue with Ubuntu 21.04
  • Fix Rufus MBR not being selected by default for Windows ISOs
  • Fix drag and drop being enabled during drive creation
  • Add more "exceptions" for forced DD image writing
  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-M) to accept disk images without a Boot Marker
  • Add marquee operation progress to the taskbar icon
  • Add zeroing/image writing progress to the log
  • Switch to using 0x55 and 0xAA instead of 0x00 and 0xFF for low pass badblock check
  • Switch to using fake/manufacturer units when computing the default label
  • Fix overnumerous write retries on error when writing a disk image
  • Work around Windows’ abysmal handling of removable drives that contain an ESP [#1637]
  • Improve mounting/unmounting of volumes [#1640]
  • Update UEFI:NTFS file system drivers to version 1.7
  • Other internal fixes and improvements (VDS, error reporting, etc.)
  • Add optional SHA-512 digest algorithm (Alt-H)
  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-+/-) to increase/decrease application priority
  • Enable direct provision of install.wim/install.esd for Windows To Go
  • Move Windows To Go ESP to the beginning of the drive, on systems that allow it
  • Enforce a minimum volume size of 256 MB for ext2/ext3 partitions [#1576]
  • Speed up the scanning of ISOs with lots of Rock Ridge deep directory entries [#1575]
  • Fix detection of GRUB version and update embedded GRUB for Ubuntu 20.10 support [#1573, #1616]
  • Fix user interface labels for accessibility [#1467]
  • Work around a Windows bug where the wrong drive letter may be returned
  • Add Rock Ridge deep directory support [#1526]
  • Add an option to write small ISOs to an ESP (GPT only)
  • Add a cheat mode (Ctrl-SELECT) to extract content from an additional zip archive on top of the ISO
  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-G) to disable Virtual Hard Disk listing
  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-P) to toggle a GPT ESP to Basic Data (Windows 10 only)
  • Fix improper x86 32-bit NTFS driver being used for UEFI:NTFS
  • Improve UEFI:NTFS compatibility with older UEFI firmwares [#1213]
  • Improve startup time by running the ISO download feature check in the background
  • Remove Ubuntu’s splash screen for persistent UEFI drives
  • Enable ASLR for the Rufus executable
  • Improve support for Ubuntu 20.04 [#1499]
  • Improve detection of FIXED drives with no mounted partitions
  • Improve extfs formatting (courtesy of Marcos Mello) [#1516]
  • Update UEFI:NTFS file system drivers to v1.5
  • Fix progress not being updated when using the German localization
  • Fix primary GPT being overwritten when adding the protective MBR message [#1507]
  • Fix a regression with lousy security solutions that prevent the creation of an autorun.inf [#1496]
  • Fix an assert during FreeDOS drive creation when the Windows system locale is set to UTF‑8 [#1468]
  • Fix invalid label errors when using a non-Western locale [#1506]
  • 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 ext2/ext3 formatting speed
  • Improve protective MBR message for GPT partitioned drives
  • Improve reporting of 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
  • Fix a regression where some ISOs (e.g. Debian) would produce a Syslinux error when booted in BIOS mode [#1375]
  • Fix a potential 0xC0030057 error when trying to create a persistent partitions on a non-FIXED drive (Windows 10 1703 or earlier) [#1374]
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