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  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Total downloads: 462
  • Operating system: Win All
  • Publisher: Smart Projects
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Recovering the data from the CD or else DVD or even the BD and the HD DVD will have the same complexities which when not addresses with the right software will result in permanent loss of data. IsoBuster 2.8.5 Build 2.8 is the low cost high end software that will perform well in the recovery of data.

Better error handling system that is embedded in this software will have many users actively using it. The several retry mechanisms available with this software will ensure the end users that you have the fair and high chances of recovering the data that is otherwise thought as lost. You get best quality of data out of the hard disk that is stored without damaging it as you have the best and variety of alternative ways to recover the data.

Circumvents of this software will actively communicate to the devices in direct mode and then will take of the data interpretation so that the recovery becomes even easier. So when people start using this software they would be able to see more than want a normal windows user can see. In general one would have to face the problem of reading the recovered files, but the files that are recovered with this software will be able to read by everyone who has the read access to these files.
Version reviewed: 2.8.5 Build 2.8 Date: 03:55:07 PM, Sunday, Sep 18, 2011

windows default iconIsoBuster Publisher's description

A low cost utility to do data recovery from CD,DVD,BD, HD and Flash media

IsoBuster is high-end software to do data recovery from all types of media ranging from optical (CD, DVD, BD) to flash drives (USB Sticks, MMC / Compact / SD cards) and Hard Drives. All File-Systems are supported. Scanning for lost files and folders, Surface scanning. By better Error handling and several retry-mechanisms IsoBuster has a fair chance of recovering your data. The use of alternative ways to get to the data means that you get the best out of your drive. Furthermore IsoBuster circumvents Windows and does everything by itself, it communicates directly with the devices and takes care of all the data interpretation. As a result discs stay 'readable' after problems, such as a Buffer Under-run or a failed disc finalisation, and all common file-systems, even the ones not supported by Windows are recognised and interpreted by the program. The program is however not limited by the file-system standards, it copes with a vast range of possible issues, hard coded or via virtual intelligence and on top of this it is able to build file lists based on file-signatures, independent from any file-system data. Supported file-systems are ISO9660, Romeo, Joliet, Rock Ridge, UDF 1.02 up to 2.6, HFS, HFS+, IFO/VOB, NTFS, FAT. Additionally IsoBuster takes care of all sorts of drive-disc incompatibilities, such as support for Mount Rainier discs in non-Mount Rainier drives. All this means that any currently available optical disc (from CD to HD DVD to ...) is supported, even discs not created on Windows, such as Mac HFS discs or Mavica digital camera disc etc. Additional features are : The support of an enormous range of image files, which are identical copies of CD, BD or (HD)DVD saved into a file, they are dealt with as if they are actual discs.

What's New in This Release:

- 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"
- 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
- 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."

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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