IsoBuster 3.9 Fileforum Pick

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (216 votes)


Windows (All) / Shareware; $29.95 / 104,475 downloads

IsoBuster can rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD or a Blu Ray disc (e.g. BD or HD DVD). Save important documents, precious pictures or video from the family, your only system backup, etc.

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  • Latest Changes

    - You can now define your own rules/signatures for finding files based on their signature [Professional license]

    - Added support for Windows 10 transparent system compressed NTFS files

    - Added a WIM Tab to NTFS File properties, when the file is actually stored in a WIM [Professional license]

    - Clone an entire drive (partitions and all) or a single partition, to another Hard Drive or partition

    - Perform a so called 'Managed' Clone of a drive (partitions and all) to another Hard Drive. This is the same as making a managed IBP but the IBQ is written to a source Hard Disk instead of a file [Professional license]

    - Support for the Opera 3DO file system

Reviews of IsoBuster

  1. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.4 (Aug 22, 2014)

    I'm surprise this ancient software is still around.
    Most programs don't last as long.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.2 (Sep 25, 2013)

    isobuster rocks

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.2 Build Beta (Apr 21, 2013)

    I have only had to use this 'in anger' once and it salvaged all my data. The developer is responsive, knowledgeable and polite. Licence well worth the money.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.9 Beta (Feb 18, 2012)

    I use the free functionality to recover files from deteriorated CDs. Best I've tried.

    But there is a learning curve. Use the blue option to recover your files as they were rather than in other formats (Iso, etc). Be careful that the level (there are Sessions) includes all your files. If you can avoid having it try to recover files written on bad (as opposed to damaged) sectors, do so. You'll save a lot of time. Check the files recovered; there may be parts incompletely copied. Another try might help.

    The result is worth the attention.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.9 Beta (Feb 12, 2012)

    I used to love ISOBuster, but now that they are installing crapware ("ISOBuster Toolbar") this package is being added to my ALP (Avoid Like the Plague) list.
    I don't mind someone trying to make a buck on an excellent product, I just prefer people to do it honestly. At least make the option to install crapware deselcted by default.

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