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Promo2day Review IsoBuster 4.4 with HDD Video recorder support
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Need to rescue files from CD, DVD, HD DVD or Blu Ray disc? Looking to recover data from Hard Drive, Floppy, USB, Flash Drive, Media Card, SD, SSD, MMC and many more…? Why not recover your data right now!? The award winning IsoBuster 4.4 with HDD Video recorder support is the recovery software that can do everything for you

Simply download, install and run IsoBuster now. See what it can find on the media that is 'hiding' your data. What's the risk, just try and see. Select the disc or drive that is the problem and see what IsoBuster finds. If it doesn't immediately show the files you're after, right mouse click the top most icon in the left pane and select "Find missing files and folders". A full medium scan will then reveal the missing data, even based on file signatures. You can easily recover your video, your precious pictures / photos, saved documents, audio / music, multi media, text files etc.

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IsoBuster Highlights:

Get data back independent of Windows:

The interesting feature in IsoBuster is that it does not rely on Windows to provide or interpret the data and so can work completely independent from Windows' limitations. All device access, media access, data gathering and interpretation is done exclusively by the software itself. This will help you and iffers better handling of errors in addition to  several retry mechanisms to help you get your data anyway from any device or storage media.

Quick Recovery of your data:

IsoBuster is highly specialized, easy to use file data recovery software. 
You can easily recovers data from CD, DVD, BD, HDD, Flash drive, USB stick, media card, Compact CF, MMC, SD, Diskette, SSD and more via NTFS, UDF, FAT, HFS, ISO, IFO / VOB and file signatures.

The Ultimate software solution for data recovery: 

IsoBuster support all storage media types including CD/DVD, BD/HD DVD, Hard Drives, SSM, USB flash drives, Zip drives, Jaz drives, floppies etc.
Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD, DVD or a Blu Ray disc. 
Recover deleted files from a Hard Drive, Memory card or of from flash media that Windows says needs to be formatted! 
Save important documents, precious pictures or video from the family, your only system backup,...

Supporting all CD, DVD, BlurRay formats

Support for different file formats:

HP SimpleSave, Full FAT and NTFS on all types of media, Linux EXT and XFS file system support. Rimage Encrypted file system, GameCube (GC) file system support. Support of WBFS, RAID1, LVM, 

Interpretation of image files, for example .DAO (Duplicator)*.TAO (Duplicator)*.ISO (Nero, BlindRead, Creator)*.BIN (CDRWin)*.IMG (CloneCD)

Information and file system properties: a must for FS developers.

Program Description:

Type: Recovery software


Current version:  IsoBuster 4.4 with HDD Video recorder support released!

Release date: June 17, 2019

Release notes for version 4:

Size: 5 Mb

Multi Language Support

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IsoBuster is supported in many languages. The program has built in 34 translations. This will let you enjoy using the app in your own language.

IsoBuster language dll download page

System Requirements and Installation:

The program is compatible with all windows versions including Windows 2000 SP 4, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (Home - Ultimate), both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported. Now simply visit the program page and download the free version of the app to test its features yourself. Installation is very easy. Just double click the installer and follow simple on screen steps to complete the process. During installation you will have the option to add the program associations for running processes.

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Check for updates:

The program has a built-in feature that lets it search for online updates automatically when you start it. You can change this option through the program options (settings) that will be explained later on in this review

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Now, if you want to purchase a license to enjoy all the program features, you can visit this page and complete purchase for a price of 39.95$ as Personal license and 59.95$ for Professional license:

If you want to know the differences between the free, personal and Professional licenses; please visit the website here:

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Registration (activation):

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After complete purchase; registration of your favorite app is very easy. Simply submit the information sent to you after purchase and activate online (see the image)

Now let me start with the user interface and the program menus:

User Interface:

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File Menu:

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Options Menu:

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Help Menu:

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IsoBuster features :

Data recovery from all possible CD, DVD and Blu Ray (BD & HD DVD) formats (For example; CD-i, VCD, SVCD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVCD, DVD-RAM, DVD-VM, DVD-VFR, BD-ROM, BD-R, HD DVD-RW DL, HD DVD-RAM, HD DVD-Video, UDO, and so on)
Find lost data on CDs, DVDs, BDs or HD DVDs, created with integrated drag and drop applications
Find lost pictures and movies created and saved to CD or DVD
Recover data from blanked or quick formatted DVD+RW media.
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.
Support for Mount Rainier CD-RW and DVD+RW discs in MRW compatible and non-MRW compatible drives. 
Data Recovery from Hard Drives, USB flash / thumb sticks, Memory stick, compact media cards, MMC media cards, SD, Micro SD, memory cards and many more
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.
Enormous file system coverage and different ways to use them all 
Support for HDD Recorders: for example Toshiba HDD recorders, Pioneer HDD recorders , Sony HDD recorders LiteOn HDD recorders, 
CDs stay 'readable' after problems (such as Buffer Under-run,...).
Read / Extraction from open sessions. Read and Extraction of files, CD/DVD images, tracks and sessions from all optical media.
CD-Text support from CD and various image files (*.PXI, *.CCD, *.B5T and *.CUE image files).
Surface scan of any CD/DVD/HD DVD/BD to see if there are physical read errors.
Scanning for lost files and folders: for example lost UDF files and folders (More on UDF recovery), lost ISO9660 / Joliet sessions, files based on their file-signature, lost, deleted and orphaned FAT files and folders, lost or deleted NTFS files and folders
Support for Direct CD compressed files. Decompression on the fly.
Built in UDF, MFS and HFS Readers 
Partitions: DOS / Windows, EFI / GUID, HFS / Mac and Extended Master Boot Record (EMBR) Partitions
Finds VIDEO and AUDIO IFO / BUP / VOB file systems independently from other file systems.
Show and extract the Nero project file if available on the optical disc.
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.
Creation of image files (*.ibp and *.ibq,*.iso, *.bin, *.tao.) from all possible media, Create managed image files (*.IBP / *.IBQ).
Handles opening of multi-file image files. 
Conversion of all supported image files to iso/tao/bin/cue/ibp/ibq files.
Support Plugins to help opening and creation of other images files
Extraction of Audio tracks to wave files. 
Play audio analogue. Instruct the drive to play the audio through the analogue output.
Pause between retries to allow the drive to "recover" (useful for older drives)
Clone an entire drive (partitions and all) or a single partition, to another Hard Drive or partition

For the Full list of features with all details; please visit this page:

How to start using IsoBuster?

The use of the program is very easy. Simply, make sure that you select correct drive which is accessible in top left corner using the drop down. Now, insert the media you wish to recover your data (CD, DVD, BD or Flash card) and let the media mount. The program will show youthe disc layout in the form of tracks and sessions or partitions. The found files will be listed automatically; If no files, or not all files, are found right away, no problem, don't panic. Simply, use right mouse click on the track or partition icon and select "Find missing files and folders".   Let the scan complete. That’s all!
The program will let you select from many actions available by selecting an object (Session, Track, Partition, File, Folder, ...) and by clicking the right mouse button.

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Now, please remember TWO important information about IsoBuster:

IsoBuster is many tools in one, don't let it confuse you. For example; don't go creating an image file if you just want to recover data etc.

When you select a drive or an image file, the media will be scanned automatically.  The Session, Track, Partition and File System content will be listed immediately.

There are cases when the CD / DVD / BD / HD DVD reader will not mount media anymore because it is beyond recognition!  If the drive doesn't mount the media, IsoBuster will of course also not be able to access the media.

Now let's discuss the Features and Uses of the program in more details:

Data recovery

IsoBuster is a powerful data recovery tool. 
It supports all the different CD and DVD readers out there, it supports Hard Drives all possible memory cards, USB sticks, Image Files and all the different File-Systems etc.
Basically, when you select a drive IsoBuster will immediately quick scan the content and show you the Session(s), Track(s), Partition(s) and File System(s) it can find.

Find Missing Files and Folders

Thanks to this useful built-in feature; IsoBuster might be a life-saver in many situations. Suppose you created a CD or DVD with drag and drop software (e.g. Direct CD, InCD, VOB Instant write, and so on) and suddenly any problem occurs and part or all data is lost. There may be another situation where you deleted a file then realize you want it back. Sometimes, you may have a message that your USB stick is unformatted. IsoBuster will help you to recover your lost data quickly.  Simply; select the session or partition where you lost the data then right click and select "Find missing files and folders".  

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Create and complete a managed image file:

offers a way to stop extracting and resume at a later date.  And when there are errors, they are marked and these blocks can be re-read to fill the gaps at a later date. The main  advantage of this feature is that you can create an image file of an optical disc using one drive, and later on you can take the disc to another drive and try to complete the image there.

Check if all files are physically readable:

The list with erroneous files can be recreated without the necessity to redo scan.  Just select the File System icon and create the list via "Directory tree and file information".

Try to find matching extensions for orphaned (nameless) files:

This feature allows every file with no extension yet to be opened partly and the program will dynamically determines the extension (e.g. *.jpg, *.gif, *.bmp, *.wav, *.pdf, ...).

Generate a list of files with physical read errors and known erroneous sector addresses

Perform a surface scan:

This option is available from every CD/DVD or (HD, Flash card, ...) Device icon. Using this feature, the program can inform you of the amount of errors encountered. Errors on your disc are not necessarily always a problem.  It may be simply located in areas where there is no useful user data. 

Play CD Audio

The program supports Analog Play Audio.  All you have to do is simple right click and Audio Track and select Play Audio. This will instruct the CD playback device (CD/DVD-ROM drive) to play the audio analogue.

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CD-Text format

CD-Text is extra Text information which can be encoded on Audio CDs.  There may be text from the Album and text for every Track separately. The program has a built-in feature that help to find and decodes CD-Text information automatically

Extract Options:

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Extraction of a file, directory, image file, ... is easy !  Just select the object you want to extract, right mouse click and choose Extract.  In most cases the best choice is the choice offered in bold. The program supports several extraction methods. These are slightly differing from object to object.

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Starting from a Track, Session, Partition or CD / Device icon you can Extract From - To.

Directory tree and file information:

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Using this useful built-in feature, you can extract the Files' layout to a text file or in to the program editor. You can also include the Block Number which is the physical location of the file on the medium. This will let you understand the logical order of files on the medium. You can also copy the tree information of all erroneous files which are located in physically unreadable sectors.

Sector Viewer:

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Blocks Map:

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Files and folders properties:

You can get file and folder information using right click menu

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Program Options (Settings):


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 Finding Devices, Read Settings, Read Remapping, Custom Read Remapping, Scan Settings

File System Settings

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General Settings, Recovery Options, ISO File System Settings (Scan Options), ISO File System Settings (Text Conversions), ISO File System Settings (Mac), ISO File System Settings (Write Software specific), El torito (boot) patch, UDF File System Settings (Scan Options), UDF File System Settings (Mac), UDF File System Settings (Streams), HFS File System Settings (Scan Options), HFS File System Settings (Mac), Files based on their signature, IFO/VOB file system settings, FAT File System Settings, NTFS File System Settings

Language Support:

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Image File Creation Settings

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GUI Settings

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Online Version Check

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IsoBuster is a highly specialized yet easy to use media data recovery tool. It is enormously powerful data recovery tool that offers better read and recovery mechanisms, scanning for lost files functionality, and workarounds for a wide range of drive and software bugs, limitations or shortcomings. It supports all disc formats and all common file systems. One tool, supporting all formats, for only one very democratic price. No accumulated cost if you need more than one type media or file system supported.

The use is very easy. Simply, insert a disc, USB stick or memory card, Start up IsoBuster and select the drive or media and let IsoBuster mount the media. It will immediately show all the partitions or tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file systems that are present. You get easy access, just like explorer, to all the files and folders per file system. You will have access to "the complete picture" instead of being limited to one file system that the OS picks for you. You can also access data from older sessions or hidden partitions, that your OS (e.g. Windows) does not see or hides from you etc.

IsoBuster is must-have-software for every PC user with deliberately kept low price

Important Links:



Product page:

Help: online help

Tips and Tricks about IsoBuster: tips and tricks 

The installation process and file extensions: Tips & Tricks - Installation guide for IsoBuster

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):   FAQ.

Support:  Contact us!


thanks for great review Heart Heart 
great app Heart
Very informative review for a powerful and really useful software! Thank you!
Thanks a lot for the very good review, Tarek.

Thanks for doing the review.

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