IsoBuster 3.4 beta




IsoBuster logo (60 pix) Smart Projects has released a new beta release of IsoBuster. This program specializes in reading bad or damaged CDs and DVDs, and in many cases even recover files that are no longer recognized by Windows. Another strong point of IsoBuster is that it can be read, including almost every conceivable CD or DVD image format *. Iso, *. Bin, *. Img, *. Ccd and *. Nrg. The program is mostly free, but some advanced features are only available to paying users. What exactly are, on this page to find. Since version 3.0, the program can also handle all other internal and external storage devices such as hard drives, USB sticks and memory cards. The changelog for this release makes the following changes and improvements see:


IsoBuster now usefull 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 particulary useful in case of encrypted volumes, for instance mounted TrueCrypt 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 managed Test 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 by regions / 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) filesystem is present and show an icon for it (or EXT exploration itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it’s present
Detect if the Unix UFS (1-2) filesystem is present and show an icon for it (or UFS exploration itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it’s present
Detect if the Linux Reiser (1-4) filesystem is present and show an icon for it (exploration or Reiser itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it’s present
Detect if the Unix XFS (1-4) filesystem is present and show an icon for it (or XFS exploration 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 20,130,416 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 Whether there is and Should Be an abort after an error


Improved device naming if Inquiry fails
Improved determination of HD vs USB stick / Flash etc.
Improved user feedback while cleaning up (sanitizing) 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, better when other filesystems are present
Support for the *. Disc image file format
Show attributes for Tracks, Sessions and Partitions in ListView (instead of N / A)
That fixed it so HDs larger than 2 TB are seen as 2 TB instead of less, So THAT at least That space can be explored and fully adressed
Rewrote the automatic skipping and retry count Reducing mechanism, during extraction of a managed image file, to perform much better
Allow 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 leg removed
You can now always choose the installation folder. Before this was dependent on previous installations
Show the object type, cf. 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 sortOptions thatwill be ormed rigt after the low-level filesystem / folder exploring is done
Various other GUI improvements narrower


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 through: “Extract but filter only MPG frames”

IsoBuster screenshot (620 pix)


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