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Promo2day Review IsoBuster: The Ultimate data recovery software
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IsoBuster is an award winning , highly specialized and easy to use CD, DVD, blu-ray (BD, HD DVD) and hard drive data recovery tool. IsoBuster is designed to help you recover data from just about anywhere, including hard drives, Flash drives, and discs. It did prove effective in recovering usable data.

It supports all CD / DVD / BD / HD DVD formats and all common file-systems ... Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD disc, save important documents, precious pictures, video from the family, your only system backup, ... IsoBuster can do it all !

IsoBuster Features:

Data recovery from all possible CD, DVD and Blu Ray (BD & HD DVD) formats. For example CD-i, VCD, SVCD, SACD, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-R, and many more
Data Recovery from Hard Drives, USB flash / thumb sticks, Memory stick, compact media cards, MMC media cards, SD, Micro and many more
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.
Find lost data on CDs, DVDs, BDs or HD DVDs, created with integrated drag and drop applications
Read and Extraction of files, CD/DVD images, tracks and sessions from all optical media.
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
Scanning for lost UDF files and folders
Full FAT: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT and FATX support. NTFS on all types of media.
Show (and allow to extract) the Nero project file if available on the optical disc.
CD/DVD/HD DVD/BD Surface scan to see if there are physical read errors.

For the full features list, please visit HERE:

Multi-Language Support:

IsoBuster also features Language support for over forty languages:

Support of several source media
First, you need to select the source medium where the files you want to recover are stored. IsoBuster supports multiple types of devices, such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, hard drives, SSDs, USB flash drives, and even floppies.
Moreover, you can select a wide range of image files from your PC, like ISO, CUE, BIN, IMG, DMG, CDI, MDF, VHD, VDI, VDMK, as well as several specialized files generated by popular game consoles (PlayStation, Wii, Atari ST, Xbox, Amiga or Dreamcast).
If you plan on using IsoBuster to retrieve data from more than one source medium, you can easily access them once more at a later time using the recently open list.

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Data Recovery From Hard Drive:

IsoBuster has been designed to recover data from all possible Hard Drives, including devices that behave like Hard Drives but are really Solid State Memory, such as SSD Drives. It supports ALL types of media: Hard Drive, CD, DVD, BD (Blu Ray), HD DVD, Memory stick, Floppy, USB, SD, SSM, MMC, Zip Drive, Jaz Drive, etc.

Exploration of recoverable files

After you loaded the source file or drive, IsoBuster offers you the possibility to explore the available files, and to generate a list where the items with errors are clearly marked.

Next, you can set the app to look for missing or deleted files and folders. In addition, the app will also check if all the data is physically readable.
According to the source medium, the app can treat the processed files as videos only. It can extract all data, but it only filters MPEG video frames. This is of course a very useful feature.

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New Features in v5.0 (July 4, 2022):

There are many improvements and new functionality, such as 64 bit support, High dpi scaling, per monitor scaling, dark theme and much more.
From now on, there will be two versions that can be used under the same license. A 32 bit version and a 64 bit version. Any modern system these days is 64 bit and that's the IsoBuster version you should be using as well. The 32 bit version will also be maintained.
The 32 bit version supports Windows XP and higher (Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11)
The 64 bit version supports Windows 7 and higher (Windows 7 (SP1), 8, 10 and 11)

How to set IsoBuster's Dark Theme:

How to Use the program to recover your data?

First insert a disc, USB stick or memory card then start up IsoBuster and select the drive or media (if not selected already) and let IsoBuster mount the media. Next, IsoBuster will show you all the partitions or tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file systems that are present. You will get easy access to all the files and folders per file system , just like explorer. You will have access to "the complete picture" instead of being limited to one file system picked by the OS for you. 

You can easily get access data from older sessions or hidden partitions and access data that your computer OS does not see or hides from you. 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.

Once you find data you want to recover, you'll have several options to choose from to help you get the best results. This includes just saving the files or folders to a location of your choosing, or choosing to extract the raw data

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You will easily recover your video, your precious pictures / photos, saved documents, audio / music, multi media, text files etc.

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Why not recover your data right now !?

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.

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IsoBuster License Models:

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My Experience in Using IsoBuster 5:

I have tried using IsoBuster 5 on my computer to see if it will recover many lost data on CDs, DVDs, Flash drives. IsoBuster worked very well in my test. It successfully recovered data from my collection of damaged CDs, DVDs, bad flash drives and hard drives. The program was quick, and easy to use.
The program searches for available drives and displays the options once opened. I was able to extract many data present on an old CD/DVD that I thought I have lost forever.

I also had a problem with one of the USB hard drive with loss of many important data. The system showed an error message that the disk must be formatted before using it. I tried to use isobuster which to my surprise was able to do successful recovery of many important data. In addition, the program helped to recover most data from an accidentally formatted Flash Drive. I can restore many precious photos and books


Isobuster is a enormously powerful data recovery tool that is of great use to all those who often find themselves in the situation of extracting items from corrupted drives. It combines many features and tools with far better read and recovery mechanisms, scanning for lost files functionality, workarounds for a wide range of drive and software bugs, limitations or shortcomings. IsoBuster is must-have-software for every PC user and is deliberately kept low priced to be able to offer a solution for everybody.


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Thank you for the detailed review, Tarek! IsoBuster is really one excellent and useful data recovery utility.
Excellent isobuster review. Thanks.

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