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ISOBuster is the Ultimate CD/DVD/Blu-ray data recovery tool. Extract data from your unreadable CDR/Ws/DVDR/BD/Ws and BD/CD/DVD image formats(.iso, .bin/cue, .nrg...). It can also extract mpg video files from VCD and SVCD. ISOBuster is part freeware and shareware. Register/Donate $30 to get all functions.

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OS:Windows
Version:4.2
Released:Jun 22,2018
File size:5.0MB
8.9/10
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Latest version

4.2 (June 22, 2018)




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Supported operating systems

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


IsoBuster 4.2 Released!
June 22, 2018
It's with great pleasure that I can announce the release of IsoBuster 4.2.

Here's a list of all the new stuff an improvements:

Changes / New:

Rewrote the options dialog to look fresh and most importantly te be decluttered and intuitive again. Added to that, selecting a language or changing a font now changes all options' text immediately, so that you can see the effect
Added BDXL, M-Disc, UHD, Triple Layer (TL) and (Quadruple Layer) QL BD(RE) disc support
Ability to start IsoBuster 'idle' without any drive auto-selected (not the default but can be set in Options)
Search (now by default) searches the entire region of the selected object, and not just the most relevant File System. For instance when a Session is selected, all tracks and file systems in those tracks will be searched and not just the most relevant file system in the most relevant track. The old way can still be turned on again in options
Work around for issue (most likely a buggy USB bridge driver) that causes less bytes to be transfered when reading raw (2352 bytes per block) on some systems
Ability to specify where the IBQ range ends, to influence filling gaps and where finishing at the end starts [Professional license]
Implemented more flavours of Rimage Image files (*.rmg)
Show text portions of certain Image files via an extra option in the main menu (e.g. for: *.cue, *.rmg, *.ewf, *.ccd)
Rewrote the file export / report functionality to make it much faster, 10 times faster or more than before
Rewrote CUE file parsing to better deal with multi-file images and improve the overall functionality
Support reading in the first pregap on a CD (addresses -150 to -1), for instance with Sector View
The Edit window / Sector Viewer can be set (and will remember) its own font for both normal text and text that requires a fixed width font
Improvements:

Make sure the correct encoding is always used for XML, RTF and TXT in the Edit Window (TXT is now the default over RTF, using UTF8)
Allow any extension, if more appropriate, when saving a file from the edit window
Improved search functionality engine for even faster and more accurate search results
Improved resolving of a path copied in the breadcrumb control / edit bar, to show the proper object(s)
Do not display "Processing File-System" when mounting an Audio CD
Show better caption on the extraction dialog when cloning a drive or partition
Better detection of Atari DOS discs/images
Improve display of Mac 'Type' and 'Creator', in case of illegal (non-printable) characters
Implemented a more generic approach to store and use the ISO9660 / Joliet 'associated file'. The associated file is used as resource fork on Mac created discs but can in theory also exist on its own, for other implementations. We now treat it as a stream and also extract it as such
Added tags {%ASCII} and {%ANSI} to the file (encoding) export functionality
Added tags {%SUID} and {%PSUID} as unique object identifiers to the file export functionality
Added tags <%TSNSHT> and <%TSNSHRESET> to measure time of certain processes to the file export functionality
Added tags {%DFXML}, {%ISO8601}, <%TIMEDATETZ> and <%SYSTIMEDATETZ> to support ISO 8601 date and time formatting (which is required in DFXML exports)
Always escape single and double quotes in XML exports, but the caller can disable this with commands {%ASQ} and/or {%ADQ}
Always escape '<' and '>' characters in XML exports, but the caller can disable this with commands {%A>} and/or {%A<}
Added tag {%ONLYUNREADABLE} to only log unreadable objects in file exports
Changed the export logic so that width is now explored first rather than the depth, but it can be changed with {%DEPTHFIRST} or {%FLAT}
Default, folders are now also exported in File Lists / Reports
Changed the embedded XML export list, to take advantage of new commands and tags
Changed the embedded DFXML export list, to take advantage of new commands and tags
Replace single quotes by double quotes in the predefined XML layout, so that files with single quotes (and apostrophe) do not cause problems parsing the XML
Show text in combobox control when no drives are found but finding them has been disabled in options, so that you better realizes what is going on
Improved display of the application when starting up and when certain devices are slow to respond (Show "Finding Devices" in combobox meanwhile)
Add Catalogue and ISRC to the CUE file (if present / per track)
Display ISRC per track and Catalogue per CD, in properties, even when no CD-Text is present
Add (and retrieve) more CD-Text to/from CUE files
If the ISO is smaller than what the CUE suggests, the last track will still get a minimum size (2 seconds = 150 blocks) so that the track is shown with errors
If the ISO / BIN image file is too small for what the CUE describes we immediately update the sector bitmap so that the effect can be seen in the blocks map (for instance via properties)
Make sure there's a red X displayed next to a session icon as well, when one of its tracks contains unreadable sectors
Improved NTFS parsing speed and efficiency by not going deep automatically on embedded folders, by retaining the required information differently, until exploring the folder is requested (via display, extract, search or ..)
Considerable speed improvements when opening *.ibdat and *.ibadr files, by keeping track of bad ranges
Made IBP/IBQ image file reading in case of erroneous sectors 5 to 15 times faster
Made searching for missing files and folders in an IBP/IBQ image with lots of errors up to 26 times faster
Display grey blocks in the blocks map, for ranges beyond the bitmap readable range (as in when an IBP/IBQ has not yet been fully read)
Improve blocks map hints when the address range is contiguous
Deselect the last square in the blocks map when moving outside the squares (but still inside the control)
Zoom-in via double click on the blocks map squares shown in properties [Professional license]
Sector View via double click on a single-sector square in the blocks map (e.g. via object properties) [Professional license]
Double clicking middle or right mouse buttons zooms out again
Added commands /cfpr /fs and /el on the command line
Speed improvement when reading audio from 2352 bytes per block image files
Expose relevant NTFS extent properties. For instance to show extents of compressed files as compressed (blue)
ListView icons also reflect the compressed or encrypted state of an object
Sparse parts of a file or folder are shown in a light blue color
Clear what we know about the destination drive's content after making a clone, since its content will have changed entirely, so a refresh is needed
Support hex notation ..h (for instance FFFFh or aah) aside from the already supported 0x.. notation in address and length input fields
Also show CD/DVD/BD properties on blank media
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
Fixes:

Fixed issue causing the online help to not always show the correct page
Fixed sorting issue that only really showed when exploring the root of ISO9660 or derivative file systems
Properly detect audio in the first track's pregap inside an image so that reading raw in the pregap doesn't trigger completing the sync bytes, or fails entirely
<%SYSTIMELAPSEDSEC> in File Lists / Reports was calculated wrongly (with a factor 100)
Fixed it so that the MD5 is automatically created again after making an image file if that is how it is set in options
Do not create an MD5 or CUE after making a clone, if that is what is set in options after making an image file
Fixed issue introduced in IB 4.1 for NTFS files that are highly fragmented. The full file size would not be taken in account for files consisting of more than 22,799 extents. Now tests with +1,507,519 extents worked perfectly
Fixed the edit window toolbar height changing slightly every time the window was shown again
Fixed rare issue that truncated the size of a file (with a few bytes), when extracting (audio) blocks using From-To functionality and wrapping the data in a WAVE RIFF header
Fixed image file generation and overal handling of audio discs when track 1 does not start on address 0

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All features


IsoBuster full feature list:
Data recovery from all possible CD, DVD and Blu Ray (BD & HD DVD) formats:
CD-i, VCD, SVCD, SACD, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-MRW, DVD-ROM, DVCD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+MRW, DVD+R Dual Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+RW Dual Layer, DVD+VR, DVD+VRW, DVD-VR, DVD-VRW, DVD-VM, DVD-VFR, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-R SRM, BD-R RRM, BD-R SRM+POW, BD-R SRM-POW, BDAV, BDMV HD DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R DL, HD DVD-RW, HD DVD-RW DL, HD DVD-RAM, HD DVD-Video,... And the list continues.
Data Recovery from Hard Drives, USB flash / thumb sticks, Memory stick, compact media cards, MMC media cards, SD, Micro SD, Mini SD, xD, GSM, CF, SDHC, SDSC, SDXC, SDIO, mobile phone memory card, memory cards that are used in digital cameras, camcorders, cell phones, MP3 players and any other type media cards, Floppy, Zip and Jaz drives etc.
All device access, media access, data gathering and interpretation is done exclusively by the software. It does not rely on Windows to provide or interpret the data and so can work completely independent from Windows' limitations.
Better error handling and several retry-mechanisms to aid you in getting the data anyway.
The use of both generic and alternative ways to get to the data, get the best out of your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
The use of primary and secondary file systems to get to the data and/or make use of file system data that might be ignored or 'forgotten' by popular OS. Explore the alternatives.
CDs stay 'readable' after problems (such as Buffer Under-run,...).
Read / Extraction from open sessions.
All sessions, including older ones, are accessible and can be recovered.
Supports mounting several virtual sessions inside a single DVD+RW or DVD-RW track.
Read and Extraction of files, CD/DVD images, tracks and sessions from all optical media.
Scanning for lost UDF files and folders. More on UDF recovery.
Scanning for lost ISO9660 / Joliet sessions.
Scanning for files based on their file-signature.
Scanning for IFO / BUP / VOB file systems on VIDEO and AUDIO DVDs.
Scanning for lost, deleted and orphaned FAT files and folders.
Find lost data on CDs, DVDs, BDs or HD DVDs, created with integrated drag and drop applications, otherwise also known as packet writing software. Optimized, but not exclusive, for:
Roxio Direct CD, Roxio Drag-to-Disc
Ahead / Nero InCD
Prassi / Veritas / Sonic DLA
VOB / Pinnacle Instant-Write
CeQuadrat Packet CD
NTI FileCD
BHA B's CLiP
Microsoft Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8
Sony abCD,...
Support for Direct CD compressed files. Decompression on the fly.
Support for Microsoft's Live File system.
Built in UDF Reader, UDF 1.02 (e.g DVDs), UDF 1.5 (e.g. Packet writing on CD-R, DVDR, CD-RW and DVDRW), UDF 2.01, 2.50, 2.60 (e.g. BD-R SRM+POW),...
Find lost pictures created and saved to CD or DVD with Sony Mavica, other digital cameras or other devices with embedded UDF write functionality.
Find lost movies created and saved to CD,DVD, BD or HD DVD with Hitachi, other digital cameras or other devices with embedded UDF write functionality.
Auto find extensions based on file content to try and give an appropriate name to an orphaned file. This built in file identifier assigns the proper extension to the file so that Windows applications can open the file. Only needed for orphaned files without a name.
Support for Mount Rainier CD-RW and DVD+RW discs in MRW compatible and non-MRW compatible drives. Auto detection and automatic remapping which can be switched off or forced at all times. Built in MRW remapper / reader. (Built in Method 3 remapper).
Support for formatted CD-RW discs mounted in very old drives that do not know the CD-RW fixed packet format yet. Auto detection and automatic remapping which can be switched of or forced at all times. Built in Method 2 remapper.
Built in HFS Reader supporting HFS and HFS+, the Apple Mac file systems.
Transparent built in support for Mac Resource Fork extensions in the ISO9660 file system.
Transparent built in support for Mac Resource Fork extensions in the UDF file system.
Supports multiple Mac Partitions on one medium (e.g. multiple partitions on a CD or in a dmg file).
Includes a vast range of features for Mac files support on PC (HFS, ISO9660, UDF), including Mac Binary extraction of files.
Recover data from blanked or quick formatted DVD+RW media.
Mpg (*.dat) Extraction and dat2mpg 'in one' from SVCD and VCD.
Ability to create managed image files (*.IBP / *.IBQ).
Enormous file system coverage and different ways to use them all (find the one suited best for your needs). CDs and DVDs often have different file systems pointing to the same files. This offers possibilities.
Rock Ridge (e.g. for Commodore users, Server use, etc.).
HP SimpleSave support.
Full FAT: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT and FATX support (for instance on DVD-RAM, BD-RE, HDD, Flash media etc.).
NTFS on all types of media.
FAT Undelete
NTFS Undelete
DOS / Windows Partitions
EFI / GUID Partitions (GPT)
HFS / Mac Partitions
Extended Master Boot Record (EMBR) Partitions
Finds VIDEO and AUDIO IFO / BUP / VOB file systems independently from other file systems.
Transparent support for (open) DVD+VR(W) discs, remapping of the content etc. Open +VR discs' files can be seen and extracted right away.
Show (and allow to extract) the Nero project file if available on the optical disc.
Support for the CD-i file system and the different behavior from drives trying to mount a CD-i disc.
Information and file system properties (a must for FS developers).
CD/DVD/HD DVD/BD Surface scan to see if there are physical read errors.
Opens checksum files (*.md5) and automatically verifies the image with the checksum file.
Check if all files and folders are readable without having to extract all data to HD.
Single sector extraction. Extraction of CD/DVD/BD/HD DVD blocks (e.g. for engineering purposes).
Sector Viewer. Check a sector's content in IsoBuster's editor and print or save to HD. Engineers and computer savvy people find missing data making use of Sector View.
Compile (and edit, save, print) lists of all files that contain physical read errors.
Compile lists of all files, including their Logical block address (ideal to find the logical play order for mp3 CDs).
CD-Text support from CD and various image files (*.PXI, *.CCD, *.B5T and *.CUE image files).
Creation of image files (*.ibp and *.ibq,*.iso, *.bin, *.tao.)
Creation of checksum files (*.md5).
Creation of cue sheet files (*.cue).
Conversion of all supported image files to iso/tao/bin/cue/ibp/ibq files.
Support for Plugins so that various other images files can be opened and/or created.
Handles opening of multi-file image files.
Extraction of Audio tracks to wave files.
Support for the Expert Witness compressed Format (EWF).
Play audio analogue. Instruct the drive to play the audio through the analogue output.
Ability to pause a number of seconds between retries to allow the drive to "recover" (useful for older drives in combination with marginally readable media).
Creation of multi-file image files or disc spanning to specified size.
Support for bootable CDs and DVDs. Support for the El Torito standard. Perfect aid to slipstream Windows installation CDs.
Add, Edit, Delete files found based on their signatures.
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).
Support for command line parameters.
Comprehensive help file (also available online).
On top of this, IsoBuster interprets image files, such as:
*.DAO (Duplicator)*.TAO (Duplicator)*.ISO (Nero, BlindRead, Creator)*.BIN (CDRWin)*.IMG (CloneCD)*.CCD (CloneCD)*.CIF (Creator)*.FCD (Uncompressed)*.NRG (Nero)*.GCD (Prassi)*.P01 (Toast)*.C2D (WinOnCD)*.CUE (CDRWin)*.CDI (DiscJuggler)*.CD (CD-i OptImage)*.GI (Prassi PrimoDVD)*.PXI (PlexTools)*.MDS (Alcohol)*.MDF (Alcohol)*.VC4 (Virtual CD)*.000 (Virtual CD)*.B5T (BlindWrite)*.B5I (BlindWrite)*.DMG (Apple Macintosh)*.IBP (IsoBuster)*.IBQ (IsoBuster)*.NCD (NTI)*.FLP (Floppy image)*.E01*.S01*.L01 (Expert Witness Format)*.RMG (Rimage)*.DSK (Generic Disk Image)*.VMDK (virtual Machine Disk)*.UDF (UDF Image)*.DD*.XISO*.XBX*.VHD (Microsoft)*.VHDX (Microsoft)*.VDI (Oracle VM VirtualBox)




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ISO Buster, SmartProjects IsoBuster




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Tried to update to the latest version (4.1), but after installation "about" still shows version 4.0

Review by mail2tom on Nov 29, 2017 Version: 4.1 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Highly recommended for data recovery. I've rescued data from a dying HDD when no other software could read from them. Worth purchasing and support it great.

Review by Greathelp on Jul 12, 2016 Version: 3.8 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Most authors/software producers have a "grace period" for version upgrades. I even got one from Sony.

Review by mail2tom on Apr 14, 2012 Version: 2.85 OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




yes, as usual whith a new version it comes more money, putchased ver. 2.85. never an upgrade, now you got to pay for this, what a deal????

Review by cocibolca1 on Apr 14, 2012 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 6/10




Indispensable recovery software for any DVD, CD, BD owner. However, Ver. #3 is not the usual free upgrade. It will cost you $27+ to upgrade as the old keys do not work on this version. Nevertheless, this is a necessary upgrade as this product is too important for piece of mind and worth it.
To upgrade goto: www.isobuster.com/upgrade.php


Review by pepegot1 on Mar 30, 2012 Version: 3.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10


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