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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
    Improvements:

    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
    Fixes:

    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)

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

    Improvements:
    • 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

    Fixes:
    • 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
Version 3.9
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2016
  • Changes / New:
    • You can now define your own rules/signatures for finding files based on their signature [Professional license]
    • Added support for Windows 10 transparent system compressed NTFS files
    • Added a WIM Tab to NTFS File properties, when the file is actually stored in a WIM [Professional license]
    • Clone an entire drive (partitions and all) or a single partition, to another Hard Drive or partition
    • Perform a so called 'Managed' Clone of a drive (partitions and all) to another Hard Drive. This is the same as making a managed IBP but the IBQ is written to a source Hard Disk instead of a file [Professional license]
    • Support for the Opera 3DO file system
    • Support for B6T and B6I image files
    • Clicking an address in the Properties window launches Sector View, showing the content of that address
    • From-To dialog (If set via Options) when doing a surface scan
    • From-To dialog (If set via Options) when doing a scan for missing files and folders [Professional license]
    • From-To dialog (If set via Options) when creating a list of erroneous sectors
    • /eto: command line parameter that takes a value in milliseconds as time out during extraction

    Improvements:
    • Improved sector view and edit window's functionality to stay on top
    • On a Sparse object, SectorView shows all zeroes and the text 'Sparse' but when the edit box or scroll buttons are used, the address changes and that content should be shown (which now happens)
    • Show End-address when a surface scan was interrupted (if From-To dialog was used)
    • Display the MFT LBA rather than the timezone, in properties, because there is no timezone field in NTFS anyway
    • Display the FAT address in FAT file system Properties
    • Improved the default settings wrt auto-scanning and exploring a file system completely
    • Improved the dialog after an interrupted file-system expansion, to take in account folder-per-folder browsing
    • Extended /ei: command line parameter to also make a (managed) clone
    • Extended /t: command line parameter to support /t:audio and /t:data to extract all audio or all data tracks
    • Extended /range: command line parameter to also work during extraction of image files, scan for missing files and folders, ...
    • Extended /fromto: command line parameter to also work during extraction of image files, scan for missing files and folders, ...
    • Improved command line parameter /d:: to also fully support Physical Drive ID's higher than 9
    • Make sure certain @... commands via the GUI command line can still be executed when no drives are found
    • Added PIONEER as DVD Video recorder application - to automatically look for DVD Video
    • Small cosmetic change (not perfect) to avoid previous small file's name to be displayed during huge file extraction
    • A few 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

    Fixes:
    • If the IBP/IBQ Complete OnDemand Mode was turned on and next turned off again before closing the file (Via the IBP/IBQ Manager), changes would be lost
    • Fixed command line parameter /p: to always work on the correctly selected Partition
    • Turned off overlay icons display by default, because it can cause weird visual effects on some Windows 10 systems
    • ISO9660 with more folders in the pathtable than than the root folder (illegal situation), could be expanded two ways, depending on what path was followed. This has been fixed and everything is now shown always
    • Aborting creation of an IBP/IBQ file could cause IsoBuster to think all sectors above that point in the source were unreadable. Cosmetic only, extraction would still simply work
Version 3.8
  • Release Date: Jun 25, 2016
  • Changes / New:
    • Overhaul of all visual aspects of the software to improve things for the visually impaired, for instance high contrast mode works optimally now
    • Overhaul of all visual aspects of the software to improve scaling (larger than default fonts - still with limits)
    • Overhaul of all visual aspects of the software to improve and fix Right-to-Left reading where appropriate
    • The use of 32 bit + Alpha channel icons throughout the software (Sorry Win2K users)
    • Load and use system icons when appropriate (e.g. Help, Information, Exclamation etc.)
    • Support for *.vhd Fixed, Dynamic and Differencing Virtual Disk Images
    • Support for *.vhdx Fixed, Dynamic and Differencing Virtual Disk Images
    • Support for *.vdi Fixed, Dynamic and Differencing Virtual Disk Images
    • Full support for 4Kn drives (drives with 4096 bytes per logical sector)
    • Browse back and forth between earlier made selections
    • Complete IBP/IBQ managed image files 'on demand' as sectors are required and read. Requires a [Professional] license
    • Show streams, attached to files or folders, via right mouse click selection
    • Show extents of folders, very much the same like on fragmented files
    Improvements:
    • Show Hint text when hovering over Details, List and Small Icons buttons on the main form
    • Improved ancient annoyance where the StatusBar text/hint when hovering over a TreeNode or selecting a ListNode would disappear again immediately
    • IsoBuster gets focus again when selected via the task bar and when the properties window is showing
    • Improved the location of the right mouse click popup, so that it now appears more inline with what Windows does
    • Improved things so that both percent labels on the progress dialog get updated when 2 progress bars are showing
    • Ability to resize the device-selection combo-box in the top left corner and option to keep the combo-box and tree-view under it at the same width
    • Search dialog and Options/Settings dialog resizing by the user
    • Show Video icon next to "Extract but filter MPEG frames" where it is almost certainly appropriate and make the entry default (bold) to hopefully steer the user in the right direction
    • Improved the right mouse click popup on a properties window
    • Show red error icon next to building lists of erroneous sectors (single objects only, not folders)
    • Default saving disk fragments (From-To) and partitions etc. to file extension *.dsk instead of *.img for better loading support (*.img can also be optical)
    • Do not show the File/Folder Search option in case the folder has been expanded already and proves to be empty
    • Add Application and Version information in CUE file
    • When closing the tray, do not show an error message anymore when the error is illegal field in CDB (05/24/00) or related, because laptops etc. don't support closing and report this with an illegal field in CDB.
    • Don't even suggest to complete an IBP/IBQ file if there are no other devices other than the IBP/IBQ itself (e.g. no devices found or finding devices disabled and no other image files loaded)
    • Fomat large numbers with dots or commas (depending on Windows settings) on more locations
    • Dialogs that take addresses and sizes as input, now allow the input to be formatted with commas and dots
    • The breadcrumbs control uses the same icons as shown in the treeview control, based on settings
    • Seriously improved the look and feel of the breadcrumbs control for Windows XP and High Contrast mode
    • The about box has a fresh new look and hopefully helps with the confusion between PRO - [Personal] and [professional] licenses
    • "@open:" opens the Open Image file dialog, "@open:\c:\y\z\w.xyz" opens file: "c:\y\z\w.xyz"
    • Command: @show:\extents or @show:\streams or @show:\resourcefork
    • Added Ctrl+BackSpace shortcut to trigger the Breadcrumbs Edit function
    • Added Ctrl+Shift+Q shortcut to start the IBP/IBQ Manager -or- EWF Properties (depending on the image file that is loaded)
    • Added Ctrl+Shift+R shortcut to 'run' a file
    • Added F8 shortcut to bring up the Options/Settings dialog
    • Improve the workings of Ctrl+Shift+M to either create or complete an image file, making sure they don't conflict
    • Esc closes the From-To Dialog, the IBP/IBQ Manager, the About window, Properties and the file edit dialog
    • Improved building the previously opened image file's list and make sure a separator is not drawn as a thick line
    • Make sure there are tab characters between text and shortcut, in popup menus, to keep it all readable
    • Also support reverse reading when filling gaps
    • Also support reverse reading of tracks in their session (last track first)
    • Improved Buttons' height in Toolbar (Up, Details, List, Icons, ...)
    • Improvements in the navigation bar, support for '..', '\' etc.
    • Show "Extracting Name-of-?" instead of "Extracting CD" when extracting a non-optical disk to a folder containing its partitions
    • Auto-Save managed IBP/IBQ image file making every 5 / 10 minutes, depending
    • A few 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
    Fixes:
    • Fixed improper updating of the *.IBP, Managed Image File, after the reverse reading feature had been used
    • Showing the previous search results, initiated via the search dialog did not work properly
    • Ctrl+C would not always work in other windows than the main window (e.g. Sector View), because the main window would 'steal' the input
    • Made changes to the breadcrumbs control, so that IsoBuster now runs on Windows 2000 (Win2K) again
    • Several improvements parsing NTFS to deal with illegal values, especially during a scan for missing or deleted files/folders, to avoid exception errors
    • Fixed an exception error when opening a CUE that points to multiple files but more than one of those files are not available
    • Fixed a serious and possible data corruption issue with NTFS for large + fragmented files, on extraction to HD or elsewhere, because the offset in the first block would be wrong
    • Fixed a data corruption issue with NTFS for files that fit in the $MFT records, but only on 4Kn drives, so drives that have 4096 bytes per block native and expose those blocks as such (so not 512e drives)
Version 3.7
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2015
  • Changes / New:

    • Implemented a Breadcrumbs control for easy navigation, with right mouse click Pop-up for easy task selection
    • The Breadcrumbs' edit control also interprets paths you copy in it (with limitations), or can show the current path, for easy copying to the clipboard
    • Support for typing in a limited list of commands in the Breadcrumbs' edit control (@close, @refresh:drives, @stop, @restart, @new, @find:\)
    • Ability to turn off TreeView trying to follow selections made in ListView and Breadcrumbs (faster and less memory use due to virtual implementation)
    • Elaborate Search functionality (Ctrl+F), to try and find file(s) and/or folder(s) with certain properties in existing file-systems or file lists. Not to be confused with data/file carving functionality to try and find missing files and folders (Ctrl+F3)

    Improvements:

    • Improved use of, and added a lot more ShortCuts throughout the software
    • Different ListView columns layout for search results and ability to show the full path
    • Improved display of files and folders in the status bar, during exploration of folders etc.
    • Improvement in time stamp display and during file extraction, for files created in a different daylight saving time period
    • Ability to reload the drives' list (Shift+Ctrl+R) and all associated objects (files folders etc.)(To check if USB drives have been inserted or removed)
    • Improved the speed of finding a TreeView item exponentially
    • Make sure the size of an initial install is not bigger than the screen resolution (on systems with low resolution)
    • Workaround for Oracle VM VirtualBox 'VBOX CD-ROM' virtual drive that doesn't return correct information in case the ISO file is big (e.g. of a DVD)
    • Added Main menu item to allow you to Upgrade from a [Personal] license to a [Professional] license
    • Allow to properly resize the Properties (Ctrl+I) Window
    • Show blocks being read in status bar while doing a scan for missing files and folders
    • Added 'Copy path as text to clipboard' function (Ctrl+C)
    • Quite a few 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 GUI improvements

    Fixes:

    • Bugfix for HFS - Not all folder content was shown all the time (*)
    • Bugfix for FAT - Big folders covering multiple clusters would sometimes not be explored fully (*)
    • Fixed it so that the Save Dialog, Print Dialog and Font Dialog won't be displayed behind the SectorView window
    (*) Bug introduced in IsoBuster 3.6 - "Extra tests to make sure a child folder doesn't have subfolders that are a parent folder, creating circular links, in buggy or recovered file systems"
Version 3.7 Beta
  • Release Date: Dec 9, 2015
  • Changes / New:

    • Implemented a Breadcrumbs control for easy navigation, with right mouse click Pop-up for easy task selection
    • The Breadcrumbs' edit control also interprets paths you copy in it (with limitations), or can show the current path, for easy copying to the clipboard
    • Support for typing in a limited list of commands in the Breadcrumbs' edit control (@close, @refresh:drives, @stop, @restart, @new, @find:\)
    • Ability to turn off TreeView trying to follow selections made in ListView and Breadcrumbs (faster and less memory use due to virtual implementation)
    • Elaborate Search functionality (Ctrl+F), to try and find file(s) and/or folder(s) with certain properties in existing file-systems or file lists. Not to be confused with data/file carving functionality to try and find missing files and folders (Ctrl+F3)

    Improvements:

    • Improved use of, and added a lot more ShortCuts throughout the software
    • Different ListView columns layout for search results and ability to show the full path
    • Improved display of files and folders in the status bar, during exploration of folders etc.
    • Improvement in time stamp display and during file extraction, for files created in a different daylight saving time period
    • Ability to reload the drives' list (Shift+Ctrl+R) and all associated objects (files folders etc.)(To check if USB drives have been inserted or removed)
    • Improved the speed of finding a TreeView item exponentially
    • Make sure the size of an initial install is not bigger than the screen resolution (on systems with low resolution)
    • Workaround for Oracle VM VirtualBox 'VBOX CD-ROM' virtual drive that doesn't return correct information in case the ISO file is big (e.g. of a DVD)
    • Added Main menu item to allow you to Upgrade from a [Personal] license to a [Professional] license
    • Allow to properly resize the Properties (Ctrl+I) Window
    • Show blocks being read in status bar while doing a scan for missing files and folders
    • Added 'Copy path as text to clipboard' function (Ctrl+C)
    • Quite a few 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 GUI improvements

    Fixes:

    • Bugfix for HFS - Not all folder content was shown all the time (*)
    • Bugfix for FAT - Big folders covering multiple clusters would sometimes not be explored fully (*)
    • Fixed it so that the Save Dialog, Print Dialog and Font Dialog won't be displayed behind the SectorView window
    (*) Bug introduced in IsoBuster 3.6 - "Extra tests to make sure a child folder doesn't have subfolders that are a parent folder, creating circular links, in buggy or recovered file systems"
Version 3.6
  • Release Date: Jun 20, 2015
  • Changes / New:
    • Support for the Linux EXT file system
    • Support for Rimage mastered CD/DVD discs with manifest file
    • Support for Nintendo GameCube file system
    • Support for GEMDOS / Atari - ST FAT12-16 variant
    • Support for High Sierra on CD-ROM (the predecessor to ISO9660)
    • Implemented internal device caching, especially used during File System recognition. Many file systems start from similar addresses. Caching avoids having to re-read blocks for every file-system that is checked
    • Detect if the Nintendo Wii file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Linux RomFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Unix/Linux JFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Unix/Linux ZFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Unix/Linux Minix file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Linux BtrFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Linux SquashFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Linux CramFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Linux BeFS (BFS) file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • Detect if the Microsoft ReFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    • New and much faster way to find deleted files and folders in an NTFS file system
    • (*) Full exploration of this file system is not implemented but now an investigator can see if it is present

    Improvements:
    • Extra tests to make sure a child folder doesn't have subfolders that are a parent folder, creating circular links, in buggy or recovered file systems
    • Added a 'Paranoid mode' when creating managing IBP/IBQ image files, to make sure all data is flushed to the destination without system caching, and structures are updated regularly
    • Allow to complete a managed image file from media of which the layout doesn't fully match, but the risk is manageable [Professional]
    • Allow to complete a managed image file from another non-managed image file [Professional]
    • Improved speed when updating the IBP managed image file
    • Added various extraction type switches via the command line: /ET: A, IBP, WAV, RAW, R2U, RUN, DLL
    • Added new file system switches via the command line: /EF: see the various newly implemented file systems
    • Added Pinnacle Studio mastered DVDs to the IFO/VOB recognition sequence ("PCLE UDFLib")
    • Added ability (via right mouse click) to see the properties-window-text as text in a memo field (for easy copy and paste)
    • Support for underscores in function names in the libewf.dll, so that Borland bcc32 built dlls can be used as well
    • Always display FileName:StreamName, with or without [ADS] appended, for NTFS Alternate Data Streams
    • Removed registration dialog nag when doing a surface scan on BD media
    • Improvements in the Extract From-To functionality, dialog and warnings
    • Make sure testing for encrypted partitions only happens once, not every time the visual node is created (e.g. when switching devices in GUI)
    • Do not read extra blocks to test for partition encryption if there are enough cached blocks
    • Updated the 'Agent' string when doing an online query, to check for a new version, to be more compatible with modern servers and systems
    • Reverse the order of AVDP parsing, LBA 512 first rather than 256 first, in case of a CeQuadrat made UDF disc, to deal with CeQuadrat UDF bugs
    • Get the proper volume name for CeQuadrat made UDF CD-R discs
    • After an image file has been made, save its filename to the recently opened image files, so that it can be opened immediately from the recent image files' list
    • Improved .GI image file interpretation, specifically improvements in finding the header size
    • Show files and folders with the System property in another color
    • Show special files, file entries that are not used in the classical way by Unix/Linux file systems, in another color
    • Show Windows overlay icons and add the shortcut overlay icon to EXT symbolic link files
    • Added checkbox to options to uncheck using CD-Text in filenames, when audio tracks are extracted
    • The file-exists dialog now also allows to auto-rename a file, instead of over-writing or ignoring the file (non-Windows file systems allow duplicate but caps-sensitive names in the same folder)
    • New dialog to auto-rename filenames that are illegal in Windows but OK in other non-Windows file systems
    • Auto-rename folders, during extraction, when they contain illegal Windows-filename characters or a Windows-reserved file/folder name.
    • Show Endianess in UFS, XFS, ISO and SquashFS and other File System properties
    • Improvements in drag&drop functionality and the use of the temporary folder. Better clean-up afterwards
    • Possibility to always get the RETRY SELECT ABORT error dialog (instead of RETRY OMMIT ABORT) on file extraction
    • Various 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 GUI improvements

    Fixes:
    • Fixed GUI issue that caused incorrect values to be displayed in certain error messages
    • Fixed possible hang when EWF image files are loaded
    • Fixed that sometimes the sanitizing part after finding missing files and folders on a FAT volume could take 'forever', due to bad FAT records
    • Fixed data-corruption issue, introduced in 3.5, while extracting files with more than 10 extents (fragments would be extracted in the wrong order)
    • Fixed it so that when an IBP/IBQ is made twice in a row from the same media (without a refresh) the bitmap is still fully written out to the IBP
    • Avoid exception error on bad IBP without (enough) bitmap data (rare test case)
    • Fixed extraction of named streams of an NTFS folder (not file)
Version 3.5
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2014
  • Changes / New:

    • 64-bit sector addressing so that we can properly show, extract and support any partition, file, folder or file system above the 2TB boundary
    • Most objects (files, folders etc), despite the 64-bit address instead of the 32-bit address, now use less memory because of intense work and serious optimizations
    • Saving and updating of managed image files, especially for huge drives, is considerably made faster, and yet kept backwards compatible
    • Ability to load a generic image file (*.iso, *.dks, *.flp) with specified properties on the command line: /IPROP:header|blocksize (e.g. /IPROP:100|2048)
    • Ability to extract CD segments as *.WAV file (Gives you the power to wrap any raw CD data in WAVE RIFF headers)

    Improvements:

    • A plethora of improvements to properly 'guess' the size of an El Torito boot image on CD or DVD, in case that information is not present in the data structures
    • Show how the size was determined in the Boot Image file Properties window
    • Improvements to try an find FAT file systems inside Boot Images on CD and DVD
    • Implemented ability to (via right mouse click) find a matching file for a Boot Image and use that file's size properties
    • Changed 'Last LBA' display to take the last block of the last extent that actually has a size (in case the last one(s) ha(s)(ve) no size)
    • A great number of improvements and workarounds to deal with CD-i discs that have audio and data combined in one track. Because it is an illegal state many drives return unexpected data for such discs
    • Save the status more often while making or completing managed image files. More saves as more problems are encountered
    • Display the address where the process 'Completing IBP/IBQ Image' was aborted in the 'test and completemanaged image files' dialog.
    • Ability to create one big IBQ file instead of ~1GB (or otherwise defined) sized IBQ files (will only work on NTFS volumes)
    • The From-To dialog can now also extract *.WAV (via checkbox) from CD
    • Extracting an audio track to WAV or BIN/ISO will now happen including the pre-gap of the next audio track, default set in options
    • Work around Windows issue with downloaded CHM files by removing the "Zone Identifier" stream from the CHM file that was added by Windows after download.
    • Memory and speed improvements in the management of the erroneous-sectors-bitmap
    • Various other smaller GUI improvements

    Fixes:

    • Show the correct Last LBA for an Audio track
    • GUI fix that properly shows what track is being completed during the completion of a managed IBP/IBQ image file
    • Not all orphaned UDF folders would be found during a "find missing files and folders" in certain situations (bug introduced in IsoBuster 3.2)
Version 3.5 Beta
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2014
  • Changes / New:

    • 64-bit sector addressing so that we can properly show, extract and support any partition, file, folder or file system above the 2TB boundary
    • Most objects (files, folders etc), despite the 64-bit address instead of the 32-bit address, now use less memory because of intense work and serious optimizations
    • Saving and updating of managed image files, especially for huge drives, is considerably made faster, and yet kept backwards compatible
    • Ability to load a generic image file (*.iso, *.dks, *.flp) with specified properties on the command line: /IPROP:header|blocksize (e.g. /IPROP:100|2048)
    • Ability to extract CD segments as *.WAV file (Gives you the power to wrap any raw CD data in WAVE RIFF headers)

    Improvements:

    • A plethora of improvements to properly 'guess' the size of an El Torito boot image on CD or DVD, in case that information is not present in the data structures
    • Show how the size was determined in the Boot Image file Properties window
    • Improvements to try an find FAT file systems inside Boot Images on CD and DVD
    • Implemented ability to (via right mouse click) find a matching file for a Boot Image and use that file's size properties
    • Changed 'Last LBA' display to take the last block of the last extent that actually has a size (in case the last one(s) ha(s)(ve) no size)
    • A great number of improvements and workarounds to deal with CD-i discs that have audio and data combined in one track. Because it is an illegal state many drives return unexpected data for such discs
    • Save the status more often while making or completing managed image files. More saves as more problems are encountered
    • Display the address where the process 'Completing IBP/IBQ Image' was aborted in the 'test and completemanaged image files' dialog.
    • Ability to create one big IBQ file instead of ~1GB (or otherwise defined) sized IBQ files (will only work on NTFS volumes)
    • The From-To dialog can now also extract *.WAV (via checkbox) from CD
    • Extracting an audio track to WAV or BIN/ISO will now happen including the pre-gap of the next audio track, default set in options
    • Work around Windows issue with downloaded CHM files by removing the "Zone Identifier" stream from the CHM file that was added by Windows after download.
    • Memory and speed improvements in the management of the erroneous-sectors-bitmap
    • Various other smaller GUI improvements

    Fixes:

    • Show the correct Last LBA for an Audio track
    • GUI fix that properly shows what track is being completed during the completion of a managed IBP/IBQ image file
Version 3.4
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2014
  • Changes:

    • IsoBuster now also provides access to logical drives (C: D: etc.) instead of only Physical drives (see options). This gives access to Windows volumes. So on a higher level, which means that drivers can translate the data first before IsoBuster gets it. This is particularly useful in case of encrypted volumes, for instance TrueCrypt mounted volumes
    • Dialog for experts with a [Professional] license to work with, test and complete managed image files
      • Once an IBP file is loaded, right mouse click the drive-selection control in the left corner and choose "Change or Test managed Image File Properties (Expert)"
      • Count the amount of errors inside a specified range
      • Change the status of an area
      • Complete the image file inside a range
    • Command line parameters /CI: /RANGE: /FROMTO: and /EP:NPC to complete a managed image file, inside a range or not
    • Ability to create an empty IBP/IBQ file set (no actual reads executed) via /ET:E to allow investigators to complete regions via /CI: and /RANGE: or /FROMTO:
    • Allow managed image files to be completed at the end with dummy data if the input drive is "*" (/D:*)
    • Implemented ability to reverse read (during extraction), using a given range
    • Ability to reverse read via command line parameter: /RR:[Interval]
    • Detect if the Linux EXT(2-4) file system is present and show an icon for it (exploration of EXT itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it's present)
    • Detect if the Unix UFS(1-2) file system is present and show an icon for it (exploration of UFS itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it's present)
    • Detect if the Linux Reiser(1-4) file system is present and show an icon for it (exploration of Reiser itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it's present)
    • Detect if the Unix XFS(1-4) file system is present and show an icon for it (exploration of XFS itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it's present)
    • Ability to load an additional LibEWF.dll next to the already present, embedded, libewf-20130416 version. A libewf.dll and its dependables need to be put in the /plugins/ folder
    • IsoBuster will now always first try to load the dynamic version (assumed to be more recent) before falling back on the embedded libewf-20130416 version. The embedded version may be removed over time to reduce the size again, we'll see
    • New option that defines how strict surface scanning is and whether there should be an abort after an error

    Improvements:

    • Improved device naming if Inquiry fails
    • Improved determination of HD vs USB stick/Flash etc.
    • Improved user feedback while cleaning up (sanitising) NTFS so that the user has an idea about where the process is
    • Create sparse files when extracting sparse files and no filters are in use for that file
    • Ability to drag files to IsoBuster's TreeView, to open as image file, when IsoBuster is running in an elevated state
    • Popup warning when extracting from the ISO9660 file system, when other better file systems are present
    • Support for the *.image disk file format
    • Show attributes for Tracks, Sessions and Partitions in ListView (instead of N/A)
    • Fixed it so that HDs larger than 2 TB are seen as 2 TB instead of less, so that at least that space can be fully adressed and explored
    • Rewrote the automatic skipping and retry-count reducing mechanism, during extraction of a managed image file, to perform much better
    • Allow <%FN> in the filename, in case an image is extracted via the command line
    • Dependency on cc3250.dll for old Win2K OS in combination with multi-language support has been removed
    • You can now always choose the installation folder. Before this was dependant on previous installations
    • Show the object Type, cfr. Windows, in the ListView (for instance "JPG file") and allow to sort this new column (column may be hidden by default, right mouse click the ListView columns to enable)
    • Added more sort options that will be performed right after the low level file system / folder exploring is done
    • Various other smaller GUI improvements

    Fixes:

    • Fixed an exception error that happened if auto-folder-scanning was interrupted by closing the application
    • Fixed an issue that could cause the last part of Video not to be saved to a file, when this video was being filtered via: "Extract but filter only MPG frames"
Version 3.3
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2013
  • Please refer to this page http://www.isobuster.com/news/isobuster_3.3_release_notes for a full list of changes
Version 3.3 Beta
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2013
  • Changes:
    • Added "Extract but filter Mpg" for all files, not just mpeg1 filtering of *.dat files on VCD. If you extract a *.VOB file from a DVD this way you end up with a perfect mpeg2 *.mpg file. See DVDVob2Mpg for more information
    • Detect Encrypted partitions on which no file-systems can be found (for instance encrypted with TrueCrypt)
    • Implemented certain shell commands. Right mouse click on an optical drive will show "investigate with IsoBuster". IsoBuster is added to the list of programs that is available via "Open with"
  • Improvements:
    • The toolbar installation is unchecked by default, so that people who don't read and just install, don't get the toolbar. Seems like a good compromise.
    • FAT Improvement. Test the backup BPB as well, even if the primary BPB is readable and seems ok, and next decide on the best one to use.
    • FAT Improvement. No read-ahead anymore of the FAT. On large volumes this can be time consuming and the FAT records may even not be in use
    • Deal smarter with huge FATs, suppress warning message and don't load in memory all at once
    • Better error display instead of the horrific and way too generic Borland C++ Builder 'EEFFACE' message for C++ exceptions
    • Avoid Nikon *.nef files being found as Kodak *.kdc files
    • Suppress Windows 2000 dialog when there is no floppy in the drive and the drive is being scanned
    • Implemented the ability to detect a floppy drive for what it really is even if there is no floppy in the drive. Before it was not possible to detect a floppy drive properly if it had no disk inside.
    • Scan the full drive letter range A - Z in search of floppy drives, instead of just A and B, now that they can be detected more reliable
    • Small speed improvements here and there, trying to serve results faster when and where possible.
    • Improvements in finding the proper recordings' names on edited DVD-VR discs
    • Improvements to deal with bad (non-windows compatible) file names
    • Improvement in building FAT long file names from corrupted directory tables with wrong checksums
    • Improvement to detect UDF on a CD-R with incorrect track layout
    • Remove certain dialogs with questions during startup for very new users (no prior install), to not confuse them. Use the best Exploration settings instead
    • Updated LibEWF support to libewf-20130416
    • Show compressed folders blue in the Treeview (left pane), not just the ListView (right pane)
    • Show encrypted files and folders green in both left and right pane
    • Show encrypted partitions green in both left and right pane
    • Show "Sparse" for LastLBA in case the object (or last extent) is Sparse
    • Show an empty block and do not read block 0 in case the object is sparse during a SectorView
    • When an NTFS extent is extracted on its own ([Professional] license) and when that extent is a compressed part of a compressed file, then it's decompressed on the fly as well
    • Various other smaller GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • On Windows 2000 an error dialog was shown (sometimes) when another language was selected because of a change in the language resource dlls in previous version. All fixed now.
    • Fixed NTFS issue, probably only seen on large volumes (Terabytes). Fragmented MFT files were not always properly seen as such, so that parts or even the root of the file system could not be found.
    • Fixed FAT issue on large FAT volumes that are formatted by other software than Windows itself. In other words an improvement to deal with unexpectedly huge FATs
    • Fixed Uninstallation error "Runtime Error (...): Could not call proc."
Version 3.2
  • Release Date: May 14, 2013
  • Please refer to this page http://www.isobuster.com/news/isobuster_3.2_release_notes for a full list of changes
Version 3.2 Beta
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2013
  • Changes:
    • Support for ExFAT.
    • Find deleted NTFS files and folders during a scan for missing files and folders.
    • Implemented a "Find deleted files and folders" option, when an NTFS file-system is selected. This is a much faster scan if you're only interested in finding deleted files and folders in an NTFS file-system.
    • Support for FATX
    • Support for XISO / XDVDFS
    • Extended Master Boot Record (EMBR) support.
    • BSD partitions support.
  • Improvements:
    • Further improved the UAC experience by tweaking and fixing issues. The experience is still the same as described in previous release.
    • Remove duplicate partitions (for instance when there's a GPT but the MBR fields still point to valid partitions as well).
    • Ways to dump all sectors that are being read to log files (for debug purposes) (support for *.ibdat and *.ibadr).
    • Added .bkf file type recognition to the file-signature scan.
    • Further improved the ListView Columns' drag behaviour by working around (Builder) VCL limits/bugs.
    • An NTFS file also gets the Sparse property now when it's not fragmented (and not only when its extents are sparse)
    • Display the File's start LBA for a sparse file, except when the first extent is sparse, then "Sparse" is displayed
    • Added Full Path(s) and Start and Finish processing time to the MD5 file (as comments).
    • Ability (set via options) to store and restore the position of the main form (instead of always centered).
    • Added *.dd to the supported image files.
    • Recognize EXT SuperBlock when trying to determine the blocksize of an image (for instance a Linux made .dd file with an EXT1,2,3 or 4 file-system).
    • Improved handling of NTFS MFT embedded files during the scan for missing files based on their signature
    • Various other smaller GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • Not all *.png files were found during a scan for missing files and folders (bug introduced in version 3.1).
    • Mac HFS file systems with large fragmented files (more than 8 extents) could trigger a program crash.
    • In rare cases not all files and/or folders of an NTFS folder were found, if that folder was described in both the MFT record and via INDX records.
    • Sometimes too small files were created, when they were fully sparse (one extent, sparse (= all zeroes) (NTFS).
    • Fixed it so that the progress bar also changes color (red) in case of errors, during a scan for missing files and folders
Version 3.1
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2012
  • Please refer to this page http://www.isobuster.com/news/isobuster_3.1_release_notes for a full list of changes
Version 3.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Nov 29, 2012
  • Changes:
    • On Windows VISTA and higher, if you do not run in admin mode by default (UAC not disabled) you get the UAC (User Account Control) popup each time when you start IsoBuster. This is because admin rights are required to talk to Hard Drives and USB/Flash drives etc. However, in this version, if you disable listing Hard Drives and Flash drives in Options or during install, then you don't get the UAC anymore. The same is true when you run the shell command "extract" or when you start IsoBuster with command line parameters /nodrives or /nohd.
    • Support for GPT (GUID) Partition formatting
    • Also list empty card readers etc. when detected. Insert a card, hit refresh, and IsoBuster will show the content, like it does on optical media
    • Windows 7 (and higher) progress indication via the taskbar
    • Added the ability to choose how the VIDEO_TS\VTS_0x_0x.VOB file size is determined in the VIDEO file-system (Via Options)
    • Implemented extra columns in Listview (Blocks, Offset, Last LBA, Attributes)
    • List unallocated space as a hidden partition, provided it has a reasonable size
    • File signature recognition for *.cr2 (Canon photo format)
  • Improvements:
    • Improvements for Floppy/Diskette detection
    • Improvements for finding NTFS file systems (for instance when there's no partition data to start from)
    • Try to guess the correct code page of CD-Text on an Audio CD based on its Language field
    • Allow columns order to be changed
    • Popup to enable/disable columns
    • Store new column order, width, hidden etc.
    • Which column is sorted, and in what direction, is now shown properly
    • Once a column header is clicked to sort, that sorting order is also applied to every other folder you browse to
    • Various speed and memory allocation improvements throughout the code, noticeable during all sorts of functions.
    • Always use code page 10000 when parsing HFS, this improves special characters display such as the small TM in the top corner
    • Improvements in the detection between optical and other type media image files with shared extensions (e.g. .img)
    • Removed older Win9x / NT4 / Aspi related settings from Options / Communication
    • Introduced ability to start IsoBuster with only optical / only other than optical / both or none at all.
    • Added command line switches: /nocd and /nohd
    • Improved scanning for lost files and folders by reducing false positives for certain FAT and UDF structures
    • Exposed more settings via Options / GUI / Messages, for which a popup occured but no way to change it again existed
    • Various other smaller GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed a possible exception error when scanning for lost files and folders on +VR discs
    • Fixed several excpetion errors that could occur while scanning for lost files and folders, due to buggy MS Office documents detection code.
    • Fixed issue that would prevent ibp images files of other-than-optical media to be accessed properly at all times, because space outside the partitions would stay hidden.
    • Fixed issue that caused an extended partition to be shown as well even though it contained other partitions
    • Fixed issue that sometimes prevented IsoBuster to see all partitions
    • Fixed it so that partitions are sorted, since the partition table may not be sorted
    • Fixed issue causing multi-session optical discs not to produce correct image files all the time.
    • Fixed rare exception errors when opening certain image files where IsoBuster needed to detect optical vs. HD/Flash etc.
    • Fixed rare stack overflow error when deleting a file.
    • Fixed rare exception error when the 'Default' button is clicked in Options
Version 3.0.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2012
Version 3.0
  • Release Date: Mar 30, 2012
  • Please refer to this page http://www.smart-projects.net/news.php?news_page=55 for a full list of changes
Version 2.9.2 Beta
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2012
  • the newly supported disks / drives:
    • Thumb / Flash drives
    • SD disks / drives
    • Compact disks / drives
    • MMC disks / drives
    • SSD disks / drives
    • Jaz disks / drives
    • Zip disks / drives
    • Floppy disks / drives
    • HD disks / drives
    • And more ...
  • And here's the newly supported File System: NTFS
Version 2.9 Beta
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2012
  • I am glad to be able to announce the beta version release of an exciting new IsoBuster. Excited because this new version, besides optical media (CD, DVD and BD) now also supports Flash drives, Media cards of all sorts and makes, Jaz, Zip, Floppy drives, Hard Drives etc. To top it of, there is now also brand new NTFS support !
Version 2.8.5
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2010
  • Changes:
    • A great deal of new extensions were added to the signature detection which happens during a search for missing files and folders. Besides a large number of various files, picture formats and multimedia files there's now also accurate detection of documents such as: *.wpd, *.sdw, *.odt, *.sxw, *.sxc, *.sxi, *.sxm, *.std, *.ott, *.ots, *.ods, *.odb, *.odg, *.odf, *.odp, *.wb2, *.nsf, *.max and most Office document formats, such as *.doc, *.docx, *.xls, *.xlsx, *.ppt, *.pptx, *mdb, *.pst, *.pub, *.vsd, *.rtf, *.db, *.one, *.wri, *.msi
    • Command line support has been enhanced with a large number of new parameters and combinations. Besides initiating "/scan" and extracting the files found based on their signature "sig:" there is now also the possibility to extract "all:" tracks / sessions / file systems, dynamically change the names of the extract-to files or folders, export file-lists ("/tree") based on a number of parameters/ tokens etc. Best check the details in the help file for more information
  • Improvements:
    • UDF scan for missing files improvements, so that in case of many references to VAT tables not the same sectors are read again and again, and so that duplicate UDF FS are not listed anymore
    • Updated EWF support to the latest and greatest status of the LibEWF project
    • Ability to "OK to all" on Windows IO errors during extraction to avoid X amount of such dialogs when multiple files are processed
    • Always display a message after a forced online check, even if it is the most recent version, and even if the user set not to display beta or final version warnings
    • The cue file full path was displayed in the Save Dialog control instead of only the filename.
    • Ability to build lists, showing the extents of fragmented files. [Business] feature.
    • Various other GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • Small issue that caused some DVD IBP/IBQ images to be recognised as CD, so that they could not be completed anymore
    • Small issue that caused some IBP/IBQ images with gaps to be reported without gaps
    • Fixed a very rare crash caused by a buggy UDF file system, while scanning for missing files and folders.
    • The md5 file was not put in the proper folder when set to create automatically after image file creation.
    • Fixed issue that caused the last found file, based on its signature, to be one block short in length.
    • Fixed exception error when trying to sort file extents.
    • Fixed extremely rare offset error in image files accessed via CUE or IBP, when the first track doesn't start at address 0
Version 2.8.4 Beta
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2010
  • Today IsoBuster 2.8.4 beta was released with a number of new cool features and improvements. The main advantage of this version is that it recognizes so many more file formats based on their signature. Some of these files are difficult to recognize, especially the different Office formats. Technicians and experts will also appreciate the command line improvements. They are already being used in a child porn investigation. Also check out the other improvements and bug fixes, definitely a good reason to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Download the beta version here: http://www.smart-projects.net/isobusterbetadownload.php.
Version 2.8
  • Release Date: May 18, 2010
  • Changes:
    • Plugin support for IsoBuster: Opening image files
    • Plugin support for IsoBuster: Creating image files
    • Installing and/or loading plugins via the GUI and command line parameters
    • Support for multi-file CUE sheets & PREGAP directive
    • Wave file support when loading multi-file CUE sheets
    • Support for *.RMG Image files
  • Improvements:
    • Escape sequence in HFS support to deal with HFS bug so that certain HFS file-systems can still be found
    • Add file-extensions only when no file extension is present yet for files in the HFS(+) file system
    • Updated the HFS extensions database
    • Workarounds for buggy ISO9660 file systems created by professional DVD mastering software (affecting commercial DVDs)
    • Improved IFO/VOB file system finding in case of badly mastered Video DVDs
    • Show layer break address
    • Various other GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • Fix so that CD-Text is shown again when present in a CDT file (associated to a CUE file)
    • Fix so that the associated CDT file is also MD5'ed when the entire image file is MD5'ed
    • HFS(+) Fix to find additional file extents (>8) that are referenced from the Overflow file.
    • Fixed possibly incorrectly reported size of VIDEO_TS.VOB in the IFO/VOB file system
Version 2.8 Beta
  • Release Date: May 4, 2010
  • Changes:
    • Plugin support for IsoBuster: Opening image files
    • Plugin support for IsoBuster: Creating image files
    • Installing and/or loading plugins via the GUI and command line parameters
    • Support for multi-file CUE sheets & PREGAP directive
    • Wave file support when loading multi-file CUE sheets
    • Support for *.RMG Image files
  • Improvements:
    • Escape sequence in HFS support to deal with HFS bug so that certain HFS file-systems can still be found
    • Add file-extensions only when no file extension is present yet for files in the HFS(+) file system
    • Updated the HFS extensions database
    • Workarounds for buggy ISO9660 file systems created by professional DVD mastering software (affecting commercial DVDs)
    • Improved IFO/VOB file system finding in case of badly mastered Video DVDs
    • Show layer break address
    • Various other GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • Fix so that CD-Text is shown again when present in a CDT file (associated to a CUE file)
    • Fix so that the associated CDT file is also MD5'ed when the entire image file is MD5'ed
    • HFS(+) Fix to find additional file extents (>8) that are referenced from the Overflow file.
    • Fixed possibly incorrectly reported size of VIDEO_TS.VOB in the IFO/VOB file system
Version 2.7
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2009
  • Changes:
    • Support for interleaved files in the ISO9660 / Joliet file-system (rare but it can happen)
    • Support for Right to Left reading languages and their optimized language dlls
    • Proper print functionality from the View/Edit text window (formatting, copies, collate etc.)
  • Improvements:
    • Hard coded ignore of drive "HUAWEI Mass Storage" which is a USB modem with CDFS and which returns drive type CDROM, but it behaves badly and causes crashes
    • Implemented *.cwk file-type recognition for found files based on their signature
    • Ctrl-p (Print) and Ctrl-s (Save) implemented in the View/Edit text window
    • Implemented ability to read raw on DVD in [Business] mode when the disc is Blank (some rare drives allow this on readable media without TOC, but they return user data, which is then remapped to raw by IsoBuster)
    • Program start-up speed improved by skipping network drives to avoid long delays
    • Create MD5 of image filename dialog improved
    • Various other GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • In rare cases, on Windows OS with particular settings, the program would start with an "Invalid code page" error. This has been fixed
    • Fixed issue that made the online check occur despite the user saying No
    • Fixed it so that the nag screen doesn't show at the first try
    • Fix in CueSheet handling to better deal with image files containing different block sizes per track
Version 2.6
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2009
  • This version is a must upgrade. We hope that you enjoy it. IsoBuster 2.6 is fully Windows 7 compatible.
  • Unicode support via all aspects of the Graphical User Interface (GUI), Dialogs etc.
  • Full Unicode support during the installation (e.g. install Chinese on a US system etc.)
Version 2.6 Beta
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2009
  • Changes:
    • Unicode support via all aspects of the Graphical User Interface (GUI), Dialogs etc.
    • Full Unicode support during the installation (e.g. install Chinese on a US system etc.) Changes compared to version 2.5:
    • Expert Witness Format image-file support (*.E01, *.S01, *.L01)
  • Improvements:
    • Ability to select text encoding (Unicode, ANSI, UTF8, ..) when saving text from the editor window
    • Ability to select text encoding (Unicode, ANSI, UTF8, ..) when saving file-system data (e.g. file-list) to a text file
    • Implemented *.qic file-type recognition for found files based on their signature
    • During extraction of *.M2TS files, and when there's an error, the replace with zero block option is now available
    • Added support for localized Bytes / KB / MB / GB / TB when displaying a byte size (for instance in the right panel)
    • Implemented a workaround for badly mastered Roxio (Retrieve) UDF discs, possibly in combination with spanning several discs
    • Various other GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed rare and not likely to happen crash during scanning for missing files and folders on a particular dataset where structures resembled FAT but were not.
Version 2.5.5
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2009
  • Changes:
    • Expert Witness Format image-file support (*.E01, *.S01, *.L01)
  • Improvements:
    • Improved support for Japanese text in DVD-VR Label and Title
    • Implemented *.orf file-type recognition for found files based on their signature
    • Implemented *.ncd file-type recognition for found files based on their signature
    • "Do not bother me with this message" option in message when going online
    • Command line parameters: "/nodrives" and "/nosplash"
    • Improved error message when it's impossible to open or create a file
    • Improved font support in the editor window when displaying text other than sector view
    • Do not prompt to make a CUE file if the actual image file was deleted after errors
    • The Windows shell command "extract" will now start with "/nodrives"
    • Various other GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • The program now prompts to overwrite a resource-fork-only file on an NTFS system (rare situation)
    • Fixed double prompt for action when NTFS stream(s) and the main file would contain read errors
    • When tracks are dragged and extracted, but are split into muliple files, all subfiles are now moved as well from the Drag temp folder to the final folder
    • Fixed very rare instance where aborting extraction of a track would cause the next track to be skipped entirely
Version 2.5.5 Beta
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2009
  • Changes:
    • Expert Witness Format image-file support (*.E01, *.S01, *.L01)
  • Improvements:
    • Improved support for Japanese text in DVD-VR Label and Title
    • Implemented *.orf file-type recognition for found files based on their signature
    • Implemented *.ncd file-type recognition for found files based on their signature
    • "Do not bother me with this message" option in message when going online
    • Command line parameters: "/nodrives" and "/nosplash"
    • Improved error message when it's impossible to open or create a file
    • Improved font support in the editor window when displaying text other than sector view
    • Do not prompt to make a CUE file if the actual image file was deleted after errors
    • The Windows shell command "extract" will now start with "/nodrives"
    • Various other GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • The program now prompts to overwrite a resource-fork-only file on an NTFS system (rare situation)
    • Fixed double prompt for action when NTFS stream(s) and the main file would contain read errors
    • When tracks are dragged and extracted, but are split into muliple files, all subfiles are now moved as well from the Drag temp folder to the final folder
    • Fixed very rare instance where aborting extraction of a track would cause the next track to be skipped entirely
Version 2.5.9 Alpha
  • Release Date: May 27, 2009
  • Changes:
    • Unicode support via all aspects of the Graphical User Interface (GUI), Dialogs etc.
  • Improvements:
    • Improved support for Japanese text in DVD-VR Label and Title
    • Implemented *.orf file-type recognition for found files based on their signature
    • "Do not bother me with this message" option in message when going online
    • Command lines parameters: "/nodrives" and "/nosplash"
    • Improved error message when it's impossible to open or create a file
    • Improved font support in the editor window when displaying text other than sector view
    • Ability to select text encoding (Unicode, ANSI, UTF8, ..) when saving text from the editor window
    • Ability to select text encoding (Unicode, ANSI, UTF8, ..) when saving file-system data (e.g. file-list) to a text file
    • Various other GUI improvements
  • Fixes:
    • No fixes were required
Version 2.5
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2008
  • Changes:
    • Support for UDF Named streams in the core engine
    • Ability to extract UDF Named Streams to NTFS Alternate Data streams (default ON)
    • Ability to show UDF Named streams as separate files, for analysis, a [Business] feature
    • Support for UDF System streams (shown in a separate UDF file system)
    • Ability to extract Mac Resource forks (from UDF / HFS or ISO9960) to NTFS Alternate Data streams (default ON)
    • Ability to extract Mac Properties (from UDF / HFS or ISO9960) to NTFS Alternate Data streams (combined with resource forks)
    • Ability to include folder information when creating a File List (Need to enable in Options)
    • Implemented Command Line Parameter "/ep:" to avoid poppups during automated extraction
    • Support for VMWare Hard Drive *.vmdk image files containing FAT
  • Improvements:
    • Improvements to detect and find more FAT partitions
    • Recognition of Dynamic partitions
    • Improved support for *.gi multi-file image files
    • Removed "This is a packet written disc. Errors are not abnormal on this disc" warning for all type discs other than CD
    • "UD.DAT", a typical BD mastering file, is now part of the files that are automatically recognized when opening an image file.
    • Ability to open and support for VMWare Floppy *.flp image files
    • Do NOT prompt and ask if a file should be over-written when going through the temp folder (e.g. drag and drop)
    • Display 8 characters in a File List (e.g. 00000001) instead of 7, because for BD Dual Layer (which can contain up to 50 GB) 8 characters are required
    • Various GUI improvements and changes
  • Fixes:
    • The Toolbar does not change the homepage anymore
    • Fixed extremely rare exception error, seen only on one data set, during the "Find missing files and folders" scan
    • Fixed issue that prevented BD drive write-ability to be detected properly when no BD disc was mounted
    • Fixed negative % progress when verifying files on DL BD discs with over 40 GB of data
Version 2.5 Beta
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2008
  • Changes:
    • Support for UDF Named streams in the core engine
    • Ability to extract UDF Named Streams to NTFS Alternate Data streams (default ON)
    • Ability to show UDF Named streams as separate files, for analysis, a [Business] feature
    • Support for UDF System streams (shown in a separate UDF file system)
    • Ability to extract Mac Resource forks (from UDF / HFS or ISO9960) to NTFS Alternate Data streams (default ON)
    • Ability to extract Mac Properties (from UDF / HFS or ISO9960) to NTFS Alternate Data streams (combined with resource forks)
    • Ability to include folder information when creating a File List (Need to enable in Options)
    • Implemented Command Line Parameter "/ep:" to avoid poppups during automated extraction
    • Support for VMWare Hard Drive *.vmdk image files containing FAT
  • Improvements:
    • Improvements to detect and find more FAT partitions
    • Recognition of Dynamic partitions
    • Improved support for *.gi multi-file image files
    • Removed "This is a packet written disc. Errors are not abnormal on this disc" warning for all type discs other than CD
    • "UD.DAT", a typical BD mastering file, is now part of the files that are automatically recognized when opening an image file.
    • Ability to open and support for VMWare Floppy *.flp image files
    • Do NOT prompt and ask if a file should be over-written when going through the temp folder (e.g. drag and drop)
    • Display 8 characters in a File List (e.g. 00000001) instead of 7, because for BD Dual Layer (which can contain up to 50 GB) 8 characters are required
    • Various GUI improvements and changes
  • Fixes:
    • The Toolbar does not change the homepage anymore
    • Fixed extremely rare exception error, seen only on one data set, during the "Find missing files and folders" scan
    • Fixed issue that prevented BD drive write-ability to be detected properly when no BD disc was mounted
Version 2.4.0.1
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2008
Version 2.4
  • Release Date: May 31, 2008
  • Changes:
    • FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 support
    • Show deleted files and folders from the FAT file-system immediately
    • "Find Missing files and folders" now includes finding orphaned FAT folders
    • "Find Missing files and folders" now includes finding FAT partitions
    • Ability to automatically check the boot image file to see if it contains FAT and list its files and folders if available (needs to be turned on in the options)
    • Recognition of BDAV files via their signatures, during a scan for missing files and folders
    • Custom remappping - Jump Offset and Jump Value - Via Options, [Business] feature for professionals
  • Improvements:
    • Ability to show and use only short file-names from the FAT file-system
    • Various options related to mounting and scanning for FAT files and folders
    • Added more file-types to the file recognition by signature functionality
    • Via Windows itself, right click image file "Extract" feature implemented
    • Added *.dsk, *.ima, *.vhd and *.vfd support when opening disk image files (these files, when they contain FAT, will open just fine)
    • Date / Time and Size can now also be exported to a file-list
    • Changed various default options on a system that hasn't had IsoBuster (recent version) installed yet
    • Installer will ask to close IsoBuster when already running to avoid Windows overwrite errors (Installer error 5)
    • Display text in the listview (right pane) when folders are empty to avoid confusion
    • Various other GUI improvements and changes
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed incorrect length for some boot image file-names
Version 2.4 Beta
  • Release Date: May 17, 2008
  • Changes:
    • FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 support
    • Show deleted files and folders from the FAT file-system immediately
    • "Find Missing files and folders" now includes finding orphaned FAT folders
    • "Find Missing files and folders" now includes finding FAT partitions
    • Ability to automatically check the boot image file to see if it contains FAT and list its files and folders if available (needs to be turned on in the options)
    • Recognition of BDAV files via their signatures, during a scan for missing files and folders
    • Custom remappping - Jump Offset and Jump Value - Via Options, [Business] feature for professionals
  • Improvements:
    • Ability to show and use only short file-names from the FAT file-system
    • Various options related to mounting and scanning for FAT files and folders
    • Added more file-types to the file recognition by signature functionality
    • Via Windows itself, right click image file "Extract" feature implemented
    • Added *.dsk, *.ima, *.vhd and *.vfd support when opening disk image files (these files, when they contain FAT, will open just fine)
    • Date / Time and Size can now also be exported to a file-list
    • Changed various default options on a system that hasn't had IsoBuster (recent version) installed yet
    • Installer will ask to close IsoBuster when already running to avoid Windows overwrite errors (Installer error 5)
    • Display text in the listview (right pane) when folders are empty to avoid confusion
    • Various other GUI improvements and changes
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed incorrect length for some boot image file-names
Version 2.3
  • Release Date: Dec 22, 2007
  • Changes:
    • Support for DVD-VR (show different recordings)
    • Support for DVD-VFR discs. Auto-detect the IFO / VOB / BUP file-sets
    • Support for the DVD+VR standard on DVD-R/W discs
    • Support for DVD+VR 2.0
  • Improvements:
    • DVD+VR Title of recording shown (if available)
    • DVD-VR Title of recording shown (if available)
    • DVD+VR TimeStamp parsed and shown
    • DVD+VR "ULEAD SYSTEMS" workarounds (2.0 without proper Video start address / 2.0 without version byte set)
    • Show GMT Offset when date-time is known for an IFO file object
    • Auto-recognition support for 2056 byte / block image files
    • Added IsoBuster path to DOS box PATH variable
    • SectorView via the command line
    • Open / Close via the command line
    • Set install exe's file-version
    • Remember size of ListView Columns
    • Display address of Metadata file in UDF properties window
    • Improved Time and Date display in ListView. Take User-set variations in acount when present.
    • Various smaller improvements.
  • Fixes:
    • Fix for UNC file-paths (and other protocols) when passed via the command line
Version 2.3 Beta
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2007
  • Changes:
    • Support for DVD-VR (show different recordings)
    • Support for DVD-VFR discs. Auto-detect the IFO / VOB / BUP file-sets
    • Support for the DVD+VR standard on DVD-R/W discs
    • Support for DVD+VR 2.0
  • Improvements:
    • DVD+VR Title of recording shown (if available)
    • DVD-VR Title of recording shown (if available)
    • DVD+VR TimeStamp parsed and shown
    • DVD+VR "ULEAD SYSTEMS" workarounds (2.0 without proper Video start address / 2.0 without version byte set)
    • Show GMT Offset when date-time is known for an IFO file object
    • Auto-recognition support for 2056 byte / block image files
    • Added IsoBuster path to DOS box PATH variable
    • SectorView via the command line
    • Open / Close via the command line
    • Set install exe's file-version
    • Remember size of ListView Columns
    • Display address of Metadata file in UDF properties window
    • Improved Time and Date display in ListView. Take User-set variations in acount when present.
    • Various smaller improvements.
  • Fixes:
    • Fix for UNC file-paths (and other protocols) when passed via the command line
Version 2.2
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2007
  • Changes:
    • Support for command line parameters
    • Support for mkisofs El Torito Patch (boot image)
    • Support for spanned *.dmg image files. (*.dmg, *.002.dmgpart, *.003.dmgpart)
    • Option to specify that extraction of image files is in *.ISO format, rather than *.TAO or *.BIN
    • Image file extraction save dialog, 'save as type' allows to select between *.ISO and *.TAO or *.BIN
    • Ability to hide [Business] features via options.
  • [For Business type licenses]
    • Show file extents. (Show the different parts of a file, when it is fragmented on disc.)
    • Ability to add/edit extents on custom created files (e.g. Lost and Found and Customizable file system)
    • Ability to add a customizable file system (where you can add, edit files, for engineering purposes)
  • Improvements:
    • Show [xx%] status in task bar at the bottom, during extraction.
    • Improvements for UTF7 and UTF8 interpretation.
    • More progress information is exposed when completing a managed image file.
    • Various smaller GUI improvements, e.g. icons.
    • Various smaller improvements.
    • Turned off message asking to turn on admin rights on a system other than XP.
Version 2.2 Beta
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2007
  • Changes:
    • Support for command line parameters (See help for syntax)
    • Support for mkisofs El Torito Patch (boot image) ( Enable in options )
    • Support for spanned *.dmg image files. (*.dmg, *.002.dmgpart, *.003.dmgpart)
    • Option to specify that extraction of image files is in *.ISO format, rather than *.TAO or *.BIN (See options)
    • Image file extraction save dialog, 'save as type' allows to select between *.ISO and *.TAO or *.BIN
    • Ability to hide [Business] features via options.
  • [For Business type licenses]
    • Show file extents. (Show the different parts of a file, when it is fragmented on disc. Help)
    • Ability to add/edit extents on custom created files (e.g. Lost and Found and Customizable file system)
    • Ability to add a customizable file system (where you can add, edit files, for engineering purposes)
  • Improvements:
    • Show [xx%] status in task bar at the bottom, during extraction.
    • Improvements for UTF7 and UTF8 interpretation.
    • More progress information is exposed when completing a managed image file.
    • Various smaller GUI improvements, e.g. icons.
    • Various smaller improvements.
Version 2.1
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2007
  • Changes:
    • Added font recognition (e.g. true type) during the scan for missing files based on file signatures.
  • Improvements:
    • Work around for bad behaving drives that return a start addres other than 0, for the first track on a DVD-R, using certain commands (e.g. seen with LITEON DVD-ROM LTD 163 but can quite possibly also occur with other drives)
    • Work around for bad behaving drives that return a track length of 0, for tracks on DVD-R, using certain commands (e.g. seen with HL-DT-ST GDR8162B (fw 0015) but can quite possibly also occur with other drives)
    • Updates, content and translations, in Help, Installer and Program resources.
    • Various graphical improvements for VISTA. Text cut due to window width, flickering of progress bar etc.
    • Disabled Asynchronous Drag and Drop on VISTA systems again. Sometimes this lead to an error message, the second time a drop was done.
    • Various smaller improvements.
  • Fixes:
    • Various smaller bugfixes.

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