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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: 4.1 Beta (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
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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 4.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2017
  • IsoBuster 4.1 Beta Released!
    November 29, 2017

    I'm very happy to announce the Beta release of IsoBuster 4.1.

    This version is exciting because it offers a new tool to make reports and export lists of the found files and folders. Perhaps not entirely new, since a version of it existed already in previous versions, but enhanced so much that it feels new at least. And then there's the possibility to create your own list layouts, also via the GUI etc.

    But there's more. Besides old Mac FAT-12 style MFS file system support as well as the image file types that store this type of content there are a great number of improvements and a few bug fixes again.

    Here's a list of all the goodies:

    Changes / New:

    Added XML style export when creating lists/reports starting from a file-system or folder
    Added (Digital Forensics) DFXML style export when creating lists/reports starting from a file-system or folder
    Support for MFS (Macintosh File System) which was used prior to HFS, mainly on 400KB and 800KB floppies
    Support for DC42 image files, which are old style Mac floppy image files
    Ability to define your own style lists/reports and create/export them from the GUI
    Help (F1) now goes online and shows the online help in your brower. The help file is still installed as well and online help can be turned off in options
    GUI option to display all time stamps in GMT / UTC

    Catch PC going to sleep and wake-up messages and delay auto-finding and removing of drives for 10 seconds after waking up, so that external drives get the chance to be found again. Otherwise (overnight) scan results may be removed again when the PC wakes up (after having gone to sleep), because the drive was dismounted due to the sleep process
    Do not ignore slack space between partitions smaller than 2048 blocks anymore. Assign it to a new partition for easy inspecting, searching etc.
    Improved read caching mechanisms
    Make sure that Main Menu text used to display loaded image file properties is translated, when the language is changed via options
    Repaint block map in the Managed Image File Manager ([Professional] functionality) when F5 is clicked
    Ability to select multiple blocks in the block map, to see the range it spans
    Ability to select multiple blocks in the block map that is part of the Managed Image File Manager, to perform actions on that range
    Keep polling blank media, because sometimes a drive reports blank media while it is still mounting the disc
    Improvements setting the font in the Edit window and better support for different monospace fonts
    Improved sizing of the Drive Combobox on application start, so that it works properly for all fonts and shows the items fully
    Improvements dealing with inactive NTFS INDX records and test their content for duplicate files or folders
    Do not automatically go deep on (embedded) folders that are listed in inactive NTFS INDX records
    Optimized allocating memory for large NTFS folders
    Hide raw type extraction (via right-mouse-click) on media that does not support raw
    Hide the right-mouse-click extents icon when there are no multiple extents
    Remove strange long waits for the right-mouse-click-popup to appear after lots of objects (especially folders) have been found
    Shows ISRC in Track Properties (when available)
    Check if there is enough free space before extracting files etc. and put up a dialog if there is an issue (not enough free space)
    Use CD-Text (if available) for filenames when extraction audio tracks from CD
    Added a plethora of new tags and commands to the existing command line functionality to export lists
    Resource forks are now also always Streams, which is important to know when doing searches, exporting lists etc.
    Made sure the block map also properly shows bad blocks when they fall outside the range of the blocks bitmap
    Show the amount of streams and extents in the right-mouse-click popup on files and folders, if present, to easily spot the exact amount
    Lots of 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, not listed, GUI improvements

    On huge media, e.g. >= 4TB, and under certain conditions, displaying the block map would pop-up a division by zero error
    Sometimes, depending on the content, parsing NTFS would not always work correctly on 4Kn drives (drives with 4096 byte sectors)
    While searching for deleted NTFS files and folders it was possible to get stuck if a deleted folder was both a child and (great) parent, causing a never ending loop
    Under certain conditions, starting multiple extractions could cause memory issues on the stack, resulting into an exception error
    Fix for CD-i (for RTF files for instance) where sometimes the tail end of the file would be missing (if (partially) located on 2324-bytes sectors)
    Fixed it so that the block map is properly refreshed after filling gaps via the Managed Image File Manager
    Fixed Access Violation while extracting a certain illegal NTFS file (freak situation: deleted, embedded, file for which fixup was not set, and only seen one case ... ever)

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