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IsoBuster 4.8 Build 4.8.0.0 – Final

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IsoBuster 4.8 Build 4.8.0.0 – Final

IsoBuster is the ultimate data data recovery software that supports ALL types of media, including CD/DVD, BD/HD DVD, Hard Drives, SSM, USB flash drives, Zip drives, Jaz drives, floppies etc.

IsoBuster lets you rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD, DVD or a Blu-Ray disc. Also it allows to recover deleted files from a Hard Drive, Memory card or of from flash media that Windows says needs to be formatted!

The program is a highly specialized yet easy to use media data recovery tool. It supports all disc formats and all common file systems. Start up app, Insert a disc, select the drive (if not selected already) and let IsoBuster mount the media.

IsoBuster immediately shows you all the tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file-systems that are present. This way you get easy access, just like explorer, to all the files and folders per file-system.

IsoBuster Features:

  • 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, BD-XL, BDXL-R, BDXL-RE, BDXL-R TL, BDXL-R QL, BDXL-RE TL, UHD, M-Disc, 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, UDO, … 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, Clik 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.
  • Supports mounting several virtual sessions inside a single DVD+RW or DVD-RW track.
  • Scanning for lost UDF files and folders. More on UDF recovery.
  • Scanning for lost ISO9660 / Joliet sessions, IFO / BUP / VOB file systems on VIDEO and AUDIO DVDs.
  • Read and Extraction of files, CD/DVD images, tracks and sessions from all optical media.
  • Scanning for lost, deleted and orphaned FAT files and folders.
  • Scanning for lost or deleted NTFS 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
    • Sony abCD,…

Other IsoBuster Features:

  • 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.
  • Supports multiple Mac Partitions on one medium (e.g. multiple partitions on a CD or in a dmg file).
  • Built in MFS Reader supporting MFS for Apple Mac.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Linux EXT file system support
  • Linux XFS file system support
  • Rimage Encrypted file system support
  • GameCube (GC) file system support
  • WBFS support
  • RAID1 support
  • LVM support
  • 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.

More Features:

  • 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).
  • Export XML and DFXML
  • 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.) from all possible media
  • Creation of checksum files (*.md5), 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.
  • 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 Windows 10 transparent system compressed NTFS files

IsoBuster 4.8 Release Notes

Changes / New:

  • Support for Microsoft’s newest file system, ReFS. Versions 1.x, 2.x and 3.x with 16 KiB and 64 KiB clusters on 512 and 4Kn drives are fully supported. (tested with ReFS 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 3.1, 3.4 and 3.7)
  • Full, random access, compressed *.dmg image file support
  • Ability to show file system meta data, via right mouse click on a file system icon (Implemented for NTFS, FAT and ReFS)
  • Support for Amiga partitions
  • Support for AmigaDOS
  • Support for *.adf and *.hdf image files
  • Option to Clone [From-To] – via Shift + right-mouse-click
  • Search command “range:x:y” to search for all objects that fall in the range starting at address x over a range of y blocks
  • Search command “fromto:x:y” to search for all objects that fall in the range starting at address x and ending at address y

Improvements:

  • Compensate for illegal CD/DVD TOCs, especially on multi-session discs where a higher session seems to start at a lower than possible address
  • Display an appropriate text when scanning for partitions hasn’t been done yet
  • Show text making it clear that when a partition is encrypted, scanning for missing files and folders is unlikely to yield recoverable data
  • Do not automatically show the EWF (*.E01) properties anymore in the edit dialog when a *.E01 file is loaded, use the image properties instead
  • Avoid finding UDF VAT and SAT structures on other than 2K media because it’s only used on 2K (Optical) media
  • Renamed “Unassigned Partition” to “Unallocated space”
  • Improved detection and support for XFS v5.x
  • Detect Amiga SFS (Smart File System) and Amiga PFS (Professional File System)
  • Keep (left pane) TreeView selection visible, even when the TreeView has no focus
  • Important improvements, yielding more accurate video files, for the Panasonic 750/780 series Video Recorders (DVR)
  • Recognize a Sony RDR-HX730 DVR image file as a HDD image file (not as an optical disc image file)
  • Recognize a Roland 256 byte/block image file
  • Improved support for *.xgd image files
  • Improved support for XISO image files
  • Improved finding embedded NTFS files based on their signature via a scan for missing files and folders
  • Added *.wim file signature detection via a scan for missing files and folders
  • Get a better FAT volume name, time stamp and various extra meta files immediately by parsing a (small) part of the root already
  • Do not convert FAT short names to lower case (anymore)
  • Important improvements to find a missing NTFS volume on the fly (e.g. with a corrupt $VBR) and during a scan for missing files and folders
  • Show [filename.rules] in label and/or [*.rules] in caption of the ‘Find missing files and folders’ dialog when a rules file is being used
  • Added more predefined search terms (via the arrow pointing to the right, on the right side of the search box)
  • Plenty of other improvements, a few 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 an issue that could cause bad sectors to show as good sectors in a freshly made (ibp/ibq) managed image file, under certain conditions
  • NTFS volumes with 64 KB clusters didn’t work properly all the time (introduced in IB 4.6 when 2 MB clusters were implemented)
  • Fixed it so that when Extracting a folder is cancelled, fully expanding (going deep) of the folder is also properly cancelled
  • Fixed HFS file extraction (issue introduced in IB 4.7)
  • Fixed an exception error that could occur when a combination of certain UDF structures were found during a scan for missing files and folders
  • Fixed an exception error that could occur when IsoBuster went looking for the Nero (*.nri) project file (set via Options)
  • Fixed a Popup Menu text vs functionality mismatch “Extract & Run” vs “Extract Raw but convert to User Data”
  • Fixed an Options text vs functionality mismatch (wrong text next to ’embedded’ icon and ‘ISO9660 extended attributes’ icon)

IsoBuster 4.7 Release Notes

Changes / New:

  • Implemented an option to not automatically explore a drive for partitions and file systems, to avoid reading until the operator choses so (Ignored on image files and needs a Professional license)
  • Retries can be reduced to 0 retries (including the block per block retries)
  • Added detection of encrypted partitions and tracks based on the encryption signatures for: WinMagic SecureDoc Full Disk Encryption, BitLocker, Apple File Vault, Check Point Full Disk Encryption, GuardianEdge Encryption Plus/Anywhere/Hard Disk Encryption and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Safeboot/Endpoint Encryption, Sophos Safeguard Enterprise and Safeguard Easy, Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption (an encrypted partition or session/track is shown with a green color – it is also indicative for why no files and folders were found for such a partition or session/track)
  • Ability to Export and Import report templates (*.ibtmpl) (via right mouse click, see under the actual reporting)
  • Full Padus DiscJuggler *.cdi image file support, including CD-Text, via the Padus pfctoc.dll that is installed together with this version of IsoBuster
  • Options / GUI / Shell option to choose your own ‘Investigate with IsoBuster’ text on right mouse clicking a CD/DVD drive in Windows Explorer
  • Ability to Scan for missing files and folders but look for *.VOB Video only, via right mouse click + Shift + Ctrl
  • Support for the PS2 Memory Card file system
  • Support for the PSX Memory Card file system
  • Support for the Dreamcast Memory Card file system
  • Detect Xbox formatted Hard Disks and support Xbox native partitioning schemes to reach its file systems and stored data
  • Detect PS2 formatted Hard Disks and support its native APA partitioning scheme to reach its file systems and stored data
  • Detect the PS2 PFS file system
  • Support for CD *.vcd image files
  • Support for raw CD *.2056, *.2324, *.2332, *.2336, *.2352, *.2368, *.2448 image files
  • Support for GD-ROM *.gdi image files
  • Support for various other block device image files: *.xgd, *.apa, *.ps2, *.vm2; *.vmc, *.saveram, *.ddf, *.gme, *.mcd, *.mci, *.ps, *.psm, *.srm, *.vgs, *.vmp, *.vm1, *.mcr, *.dcm, *.vmu, *.hfv, *.528

Improvements:

  • Greatly improved Prassi PrimoDVD / Sonic / Roxio *.gi image file support by finding internal sections and tracks
  • Default RAW extracted CD Images now always get extension *.bin (instead of *.iso)
  • Improved support for 512 + 16 ECC bytes per block Image files
  • Changed the default optical disc retry counts from Per-Range: 2 and Per-Block: 3 to Per-Range: 1 and Per-Block: 2
  • Improved the ability to clone an image with different internal blocksize than the device’s blocksize
  • Small improvement in Reiser file system detection
  • Improvements detecting Xbox’ FATX
  • Show PS2 APA Attributes/Resources
  • Ability to recognize and list ISO images in the application area of a PS2/APA partition
  • Check the third track of a GD-ROM for the ISO9660 file system
  • Improvement to search functionality and particularly searching inside (what I call) Embedded objects (for instance sub-partitions in partitions)
  • Show files in the breadcrumb control when their content is shown (streams, extents etc)
  • Show ‘state icons’ in the breadcrumb control when ‘special’ object members are shown, for instance streams, extents etc.
  • Show wait cursor while loading (large) files into the EditWindow
  • Show Search results breadcrumb with the full system name where the search originated
  • Improved looking for a UDF ‘VAT’ in image files
  • Default, VOB files are not cut into smaller 1GB pieces anymore (everybody runs NTFS now that can deal with larger files)
  • If all tracks of a session are detected as encrypted, the session is regarded encrypted as well
  • If all sessions of a CD/DVD are detected as encrypted, the disc is regarded encrypted as well
  • Work around a W10 issue (via the installation) that seems to elevate ‘Investigate with IsoBuster’ to the default setting sometimes
  • Before a device is automatically removed (e.g. disconnected or device electronics failure) IsoBuster asks to save the scan results
  • Custom file signature scanning now pre-processes the lines for much faster searching
  • A few demo Custom file signature scanning *.rules are now installed in the /Plugins/ folder, so that it’s easier to understand, edit, test and use
  • Custom file signature scanning now also supports commands: \%, \i(), \e() and \c()
  • Plenty of other improvements, quite a few 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 it so that command line parameter /ef:sig works again (It looks like this was broken since v 3.6)
  • Fixed exception error that could occur when one clicks the forward history button when there is nothing to show
  • Fixed it so that text is displayed again in ListView (on an empty folder or unknown file system or on a partition without file system(s) etc.)
  • Fixed it so that if only the last sector in a range is bad, building an error list From-To is still done correctly

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The program interprets CD 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).

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    DaRkSpiDeR

    thanks softexia