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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: 4.0 (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
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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 4.0
  • Release Date: Jun 29, 2017
  • Changes / New:
    • Huge changes to the GUI to keep up with current and newer OS
    • Added very powerful search functionality immediately accessible via the main window
    • Added pre-defined search queries. For instance search for pictures, video etc.
    • Detect whether drives are added or removed from the system and automatically update the drive selection combobox without affecting the currently selected drive or image file
    • Automatic drive add or removal detection can be enabled / disabled in Options (On by default)
    • Ability to show graphical representation of good vs bad blocks on all objects, files, partitions, tracks etc via the Properties dialog
    • Good vs bad blocks are also shown in the Managed Image File Manager [Professional license]. Here it is possible to select a block or zoom into the block and auto-fill the Address and Blocks' fields to easily define what blocks need to be re-read etc.
    • Added easy history browsing via the breadcrumbs control

    • Improved opening image files while another process (Refreshing) is ongoing
    • Improved checking if a file is already opened, no matter what method is used to open the file
    • A managed clone will detect when its target drive is connected to the system
    • Avoid trying to read PathTable found ISO9660/Joliet folders without a size again and again in case of read errors
    • Huge changes in the underlying GUI code/engine to be able to keep up with modern OS and prepare for the future
    • Improved the search engine dramatically to be extremely powerful. Easily find fragmented files, extents, streams, etc. etc.
    • Improved message boxes
    • Improved breadcrumbs control so that is behaves similar than modern OS
    • Improved image file (ISO, IMG, VDI, IBP/IBQ, ...) access and reading, for most type images files, so that it is a lot faster now
    • Show Media in the breadcrumb bar when selecting a drive (or when starting up with a drive)
    • Show NTFS File System Root properties
    • Better filtering of illegal characters from devices names
    • Chosing large fonts also auto-selects the use of larger icons
    • Double clicking a Partition, Track or Session in ListView now also shows its children in ListView (except for Audio CDs)
    • File systems are listed in ListView as well, when the track or partition in selected in the TreeView
    • Easy way via ListView to start a scan for missing files and folders, when a partition without file systems is selected
    • Ability to right mouse click and show a file's resource fork
    • Updated file system icons
    • Avoid excessive IBP updating, mainly when completing on demand
    • 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

    • Do not allow to select a new device via the back and forward (history) buttons when critical GUI List/Tree Item processes are ongoing
    • Fix it so that a check to see if a file contains video keeps returning consistent data after for instance Extract2Mpg has been chosen
    • Fixed rare stack overflow when exploring NTFS, in case of many small nested folders
    • Fix and return consistent data after an NTFS search for deleted files/folders when sorting is turned off entirely
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