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IsoBuster is a highly specialized and easy to use CD, DVD and blue ray (BD, HD DVD) data recovery tool.
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 4.4 (details)
OS Support: Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows Me Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows 2003 Windows Vista Windows 7
License: Shareware, $USD29.95
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Scanning for lost data
Scanning for lost data
Extracting Content
Extracting Content
Sector View
Sector View


Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD or a Blu Ray disc (e.g. BD or HD DVD) ! Save important documents, precious pictures or video from the family, your only system back up, ... IsoBuster can do it all !

IsoBuster is a highly specialized yet easy to use optical media data recovery tool. It supports all optical disc formats and all common optical disc file-systems. Start up IsoBuster, Insert a disc, select the drive (if not selected already) and let IsoBuster mount the media. IsoBuster immediately shows you all the tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file-systems that are present. This way you get easy access, just like explorer, to all the files and folders per file-system. Instead of being limited to one file-system that the OS picks for you, you have access to "the complete picture". Access data from older sessions, access data that your OS (e.g. Windows) does not see or hides from you etc.


Supported File Formats:

Output Files: BIN/CUE, ISO

OS Compatibility:

Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows Vista/Windows 7

Revision History:

Version 4.4
  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2019
  • Changes / New:
    • Support for Toshiba HDD recorders (RD-XS32, RD-XS52, RD-XS34, RD-XV34, RD-XS54, RD-XS35, RD-XS55)
    • Support for Pioneer HDD recorders (DVR-510, DVR-520, DVR-530, DVR-630, DVR-531, DVR-533, DVR-633, DVR-540, DVR-543, DVR-640, DVR-450, DVR-550, DVR-650, DVR-555, DVR-460, DVR-560, DVR-660, LX60D, LX61D, LX70)
    • Support for Sony HDD recorders that mimic (or under the hood are) Pioneers (RDR-HX750, RDR-HX780)
    • Support for Panasonic HDD recorders (DMR-E80H, DMR-E100H, DMR-E85H, DMR-E96H, DMR-E500H, DMR-EH50, DMR-EH60, DMR-EH55, DMR-EH75V, DMR-EH55, DMR-EH75, DMR-EH58, DMR-EH68, DMR-EH59, DMR-EH69, DMR-BS750, DMR-BS850, DMR-BS780, DMR-BS880, DMR-BS785, DMR-BS885) (MEIHDFS)
    • Support for Philips HDD recorders (DVDR-3575H, DVDR-3576H) (HDDFS)
    • Support for Magnavox HDD recorders (H2160MW9, MDR-513H, MDR-515H, MDR-533H, MDR-535H, MDR-537H, MDR-557H) (HDDFS)
    • Support for RCA DRC8030N HDD recorder
    • Support for LiteOn HDD recorders (LVW-5045, ILO DVDRHD04)
    • Support for Medion MD 81888 HDD recorder (which is really a LiteOn under the hood)
    • It is entirely possible that other Sony, Medion, LG or other brand drives should be listed here as well if they are rebranded models from above list
    • The IBP/IBQ Image file manager can now Import and Export lists of sectors for super easy engineering
    • Option to find and enumerate optical drives with media that is not CD, DVD, BD media with tracks and sessions, such as MO and PD media that contains partitions and generic non-optical file systems
    • Support for the Atari ST *.st image file
    • Ability to clone to a device with different block size. For instance from a virtualized 2K device to a 512-byte device
    • Added "Offset:", "StreamCnt:", "ExtentCnt:", "MemberCnt:" and "UnreadableCnt:" to the Search bar functionality
    • Improved 'ESC' key use during dialogs that have a default action defined
    • The 'F5' key now always refreshes the content, no matter what IsoBuster object is selected (Tree or ListView or ...)
    • 'F5' or the Refresh button clicked during a 'Find' will ask if Find can be interrupted or not
    • 'F5' or the Refresh button clicked when recovered file systems are present will ask for confirmation
    • Ctrl-Shift 'D' Toggles CD/DVD Open/Close tray or Image file close
    • Allow more custom defined export lists (20 instead of 10)
    • Implemented support for a fragmented DVD-VR's MNGR IFO file
    • Do not consider a MS virtual CD/DVD drive an old style SCSI device (affects type of SCSI commands being used)
    • Changed the Manual retry approach on erroneous sectors to keep the dialog up while retrying
    • Small DVD-VR vs. HDD-VR detection improvements
    • Improvement for bad behaving drivers that report incorrect byte alignment requirements. Seen on Tablet PCs with 32GB eMMC
    • Implemented Tree export commands {%ONLYREADABLE}, {%ONLYUNREADABLEBLOCKS}, {%ONLYSELF}, {%ISO8601(D)}, <%READABLE> to the file export functionality
    • Reports can now use <%%(F)> and <%TOT%(F)> to show 2 digits behind the comma for the percentage of readable blocks
    • Implemented Tree export commands {%BLOCKS}, {%BLOCK} and <%BLOCKLOOP> to the file export functionality to be able to build lists of blocks per object
    • Implemented Tree export command {%BLOCKSINRANGES} to the file export functionality to display ranges rather than a single address on every line (when exporting {%BLOCKS})
    • Implemented Tree export commands <%IF>, <%DO>, <%ELSE> and <%ENDIF> but also <%CI>, <%WC>, <%RE>, <%=>, <%>>, <% <>, <%>=> and <% <=> to the file export functionality to be able to generate conditional text based on the object's properties
    • Keep track of GEMDOS created FAT 12/16 FS via the file system <%CREATOR> field and the file system Properties dialog
    • Give (debug) *.ibadr and *.ibdat files a unique name so that files don't get overwritten all the time.
    • Improved breadcrumb control GUI when using the classic theme
    • Improved breadcrumb control functionality on Windows 2000
    • IsoBuster can allocate even more memory now (on 64 bit systems) and is easily able to deal with millions of objects
    • Plenty of other improvements, changes and re-writes in the core code / engine, as this is a living project and to deal with the ever growing new functionality
    • Various other GUI improvements
    • Make sure command line parameter /d:* works again
    • Fixed the FAT file system's use of the FAT-table (and because of it the ability to find extents) when the device blocksize is 512 and the FAT-native blocksize is 4096 (should actually not be a real life situation, but encountered during development)
    • Fixed high contrast (for the vision impaired) for all OS and use the best color for the Breadcrumb control
    • Fixed a rare crash when scanning for lost UDF files and folders
    • Fixed a hard to reproduce hang when exploring folders in TreeView while a Search was in progress that also wanted to expand the same folder
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