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IsoBuster Pro - Mini-Review
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:51:30 AM »
Originally posted:2013-12-12
Last updated2015-06-28

Basic Info
App/Service NameisoBuster - 00 start logo.png  IsoBuster PRO
What it doesRescue/recover corrupted/"unreadable" files from CD, DVD, HD DVD or Blu Ray disc.
Recover data from Hard Drive, Floppy, USB, Flash Drive, Media Card, SD, SSD, MMC and more.
Thumbs-Up Rating :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
App URLhttp://www.isobuster.com/
App Version ReviewedCurrent version: 3.6 PRO
Test System SpecsMS Win7-64 Home Premium, Win8.1-64 PRO
Supported OSesPC Windows (various)
Support MethodsSupport website: http://www.isobuster.com/support.php
Online HELP: http://www.isobuster.com/help/
Reference linksIsoBuster Testimionals - A CD, DVD, BD, HD DVD, HDD, USB Recovery Tool
IsoBuster Reviews - Recover Data from Hard Drive, CD, DVD, BD, USB, SD, etc.
Upgrade PolicyFree upgrades.
Trial Version Available?Yes.
Pricing SchemePersonal Licence US$ 39.95
Professional Licence US$ 59.95

Intro and Overview:
In the discussion thread: Re: IsoBuster on offer, 2012-11-28: Recover Files From Damaged Media, I wrote:
I read the specs and its range of functionality looked pretty good. I have just bought a licence
I see an IainB mini-review approaching  :)
Very probably.    :)
(Always assuming that it turns out to be worth reviewing.)

That was for IsoBuster v3.1 beta. Since that time, there have been several upgrades to the current version, and I have had the opportunity to use IsoBuster to test/check/recover files on a faulty/failing hard drive, though I have so far not needed to rescue/recover data from corrupted optical discs or from files burned to optical disc but with incomplete session termination (makes the files "unreadable").

From the IsoBuster website:
The Ultimate data recovery software!
Supporting ALL types of media, 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,...
- IsoBuster can do it all!

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. IsoBuster is a highly specialized yet easy to use media data recovery tool. It supports all disc formats and all common file systems. Insert a disc, USB stick or memory card, Start up IsoBuster and select the drive or media (if not selected already) and let IsoBuster mount the media. IsoBuster immediately shows you all the partitions or tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file systems that are present. This way you get easy access, just like explorer, to all the files and folders per file system. Instead of being limited to one file system that the OS picks for you, you have access to "the complete picture". Access data from older sessions or hidden partitions, access data that your OS (e.g. Windows) does not see or hides from you etc.

Note: Installation of current versions no longer has Candyware (Toolbar).

The About window: (image to be updated)

IsoBuster - 02 about v3.1beta.png

The Main GUI window: (image to be updated)

IsoBuster - 03 main window on startup.png

The drive selector pop-down menu: (image to be updated)

IsoBuster - 04 drive selector.png

View of Readyboost drive: (image to be updated)

IsoBuster - 05 view of ReadyBoost drive.png

Who this software is designed for:
Any PC user who requires a flexible multimedia data recovery/backup tool.

The Good:
IsoBuster is relatively simple to use, though it is nonetheless quite a sophisticated tool.
There is an impressive range of features: (from http://www.isobuster.com/isobuster.php)
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks.)
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  1. IsoBuster full feature list:
  2.     Data recovery from all possible CD, DVD and Blu Ray (BD & HD DVD) formats:
  4.     Data Recovery from Hard Drives, USB flash / thumb sticks, Memory stick, compact media cards, MMC media cards, SD, Micro SD, Mini SD, xD, GSM, CF, SDHC, SDSC, SDXC, SDIO, mobile phone memory card, memory cards that are used in digital cameras, camcorders, cell phones, MP3 players and any other type media cards, Floppy, Zip and Jaz drives etc.
  5.     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.
  6.     Better error handling and several retry-mechanisms to aid you in getting the data anyway.
  7.     The use of both generic and alternative ways to get to the data, get the best out of your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
  8.     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.
  9.     CDs stay 'readable' after problems (such as Buffer Under-run,...).
  10.     Read / Extraction from open sessions.
  11.     All sessions, including older ones, are accessible and can be recovered.
  12.     Supports mounting several virtual sessions inside a single DVD+RW or DVD-RW track.
  13.     Read and Extraction of files, CD/DVD images, tracks and sessions from all optical media.
  14.     Scanning for lost UDF files and folders. More on UDF recovery.
  15.     Scanning for lost ISO9660 / Joliet sessions.
  16.     Scanning for files based on their file-signature.
  17.     Scanning for IFO / BUP / VOB file systems on VIDEO and AUDIO DVDs.
  18.     Scanning for lost, deleted and orphaned FAT files and folders.
  19.     Find lost data on CDs, DVDs, BDs or HD DVDs, created with integrated drag and drop applications, otherwise also known as packet writing software. Optimized, but not exclusive, for:
  20.         Roxio Direct CD, Roxio Drag-to-Disc
  21.         Ahead / Nero InCD
  22.         Prassi / Veritas / Sonic DLA
  23.         VOB / Pinnacle Instant-Write
  24.         CeQuadrat Packet CD
  25.         NTI FileCD
  26.         BHA B's CLiP
  27.         Microsoft Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8
  28.         Sony abCD,...
  29.     Support for Direct CD compressed files. Decompression on the fly.
  30.     Support for Microsoft's Live File system.
  31.     Built in UDF Reader, UDF 1.02 (e.g DVDs), UDF 1.5 (e.g. Packet writing on CD-R, DVDR, CD-RW and DVDRW), UDF 2.01, 2.50, 2.60 (e.g. BD-R SRM+POW),...
  32.     Find lost pictures created and saved to CD or DVD with Sony Mavica, other digital cameras or other devices with embedded UDF write functionality.
  33.     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.
  34.     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.
  35.     Support for Mount Rainier CD-RW and DVD+RW discs in MRW compatible and non-MRW compatible drives. Auto detection and automatic remapping which can be switched off or forced at all times. Built in MRW remapper / reader. (Built in Method 3 remapper).
  36.     Support for formatted CD-RW discs mounted in very old drives that do not know the CD-RW fixed packet format yet. Auto detection and automatic remapping which can be switched of or forced at all times. Built in Method 2 remapper.
  37.     Built in HFS Reader supporting HFS and HFS+, the Apple Mac file systems.
  38.     Transparent built in support for Mac Resource Fork extensions in the ISO9660 file system.
  39.     Transparent built in support for Mac Resource Fork extensions in the UDF file system.
  40.     Supports multiple Mac Partitions on one medium (e.g. multiple partitions on a CD or in a dmg file).
  41.     Includes a vast range of features for Mac files support on PC (HFS, ISO9660, UDF), including Mac Binary extraction of files.
  42.     Recover data from blanked or quick formatted DVD+RW media.
  43.     Mpg (*.dat) Extraction and dat2mpg 'in one' from SVCD and VCD.
  44.     Ability to create managed image files (*.IBP / *.IBQ).
  45.     Enormous file system coverage and different ways to use them all (find the one suited best for your needs). CDs and DVDs often have different file systems pointing to the same files. This offers possibilities.
  46.     Rock Ridge (e.g. for Commodore users, Server use, etc.).
  47.     HP SimpleSave support.
  48.     Full FAT: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT and FATX support (for instance on DVD-RAM, BD-RE, HDD, Flash media etc.).
  49.     NTFS on all types of media.
  50.     FAT Undelete
  51.     NTFS Undelete
  52.     DOS / Windows Partitions
  53.     EFI / GUID Partitions (GPT)
  54.     HFS / Mac Partitions
  55.     Extended Master Boot Record (EMBR) Partitions
  56.     Finds VIDEO and AUDIO IFO / BUP / VOB file systems independently from other file systems.
  57.     Transparent support for (open) DVD+VR(W) discs, remapping of the content etc. Open +VR discs' files can be seen and extracted right away.
  58.     Show (and allow to extract) the Nero project file if available on the optical disc.
  59.     Support for the CD-i file system and the different behavior from drives trying to mount a CD-i disc.
  60.     Information and file system properties (a must for FS developers).
  61.     CD/DVD/HD DVD/BD Surface scan to see if there are physical read errors.
  62.     Opens checksum files (*.md5) and automatically verifies the image with the checksum file.
  63.     Check if all files and folders are readable without having to extract all data to HD.
  64.     Single sector extraction. Extraction of CD/DVD/BD/HD DVD blocks (e.g. for engineering purposes).
  65.     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.
  66.     Compile (and edit, save, print) lists of all files that contain physical read errors.
  67.     Compile lists of all files, including their Logical block address (ideal to find the logical play order for mp3 CDs).
  68.     CD-Text support from CD and various image files (*.PXI, *.CCD, *.B5T and *.CUE image files).
  69.     Creation of image files (*.ibp and *.ibq,*.iso, *.bin, *.tao.)
  70.     Creation of checksum files (*.md5).
  71.     Creation of cue sheet files (*.cue).
  72.     Conversion of all supported image files to iso/tao/bin/cue/ibp/ibq files.
  73.     Support for Plugins so that various other images files can be opened and/or created.
  74.     Handles opening of multi-file image files.
  75.     Extraction of Audio tracks to wave files.
  76.     Support for the Expert Witness compressed Format (EWF).
  77.     Play audio analogue. Instruct the drive to play the audio through the analogue output.
  78.     Ability to pause a number of seconds between retries to allow the drive to "recover" (useful for older drives in combination with marginally readable media).
  79.     Creation of multi-file image files or disc spanning to specified size.
  80.     Support for bootable CDs and DVDs. Support for the El Torito standard. Perfect aid to slipstream Windows installation CDs.
  81.     Add, Edit, Delete files found based on their signatures.
  82.     Show file extents. (Show the different parts of a file, when it is fragmented on disc).
  83.     Ability to add/edit extents on custom created files (e.g. Lost and Found and Customizable file system).
  84.     Ability to add a customizable file system (where you can add, edit files, for engineering purposes).
  85.     Support for command line parameters.
  86.     Comprehensive help file (also available online).
  88. On top of this, IsoBuster interprets image files, such as:
  89.     *.DAO (Duplicator)
  90.     *.TAO (Duplicator)
  91.     *.ISO (Nero, BlindRead, Creator)
  92.     *.BIN (CDRWin)
  93.     *.IMG (CloneCD)
  94.     *.CCD (CloneCD)
  95.     *.CIF (Creator)
  96.     *.FCD (Uncompressed)
  97.     *.NRG (Nero)
  98.     *.GCD (Prassi)
  99.     *.P01 (Toast)
  100.     *.C2D (WinOnCD)
  101.     *.CUE (CDRWin)
  102.     *.CDI (DiscJuggler)
  103.     *.CD (CD-i OptImage)
  104.     *.GI (Prassi PrimoDVD)
  105.     *.PXI (PlexTools)
  106.     *.MDS (Alcohol)
  107.     *.MDF (Alcohol)
  108.     *.VC4 (Virtual CD)
  109.     *.000 (Virtual CD)
  110.     *.B5T (BlindWrite)
  111.     *.B5I (BlindWrite)
  112.     *.DMG (Apple Macintosh)
  113.     *.IBP (IsoBuster)
  114.     *.IBQ (IsoBuster)
  115.     *.NCD (NTI)
  116.     *.FLP (Floppy image)
  117.     *.E01
  118.     *.S01
  119.     *.L01 (Expert Witness Format)
  120.     *.RMG (Rimage)
  121.     *.DSK (Generic Disk Image)
  122.     *.VMDK (virtual Machine Disk)
  123.     *.UDF (UDF Image)
  124.     *.DD
  125.     *.XISO
  126.     *.XBX
  128. IsoBuster also features Language support for over forty languages.

Needs Improvement:
No notes on this as at this stage (nothing to fault).

Why I think you should use this product:
If you are a PC user who requires a flexible multimedia data recovery/backup tool then this could be the tool for you.
IsoBuster is also very useful for inspecting, analysing, diagnosing problems on and reconstructing various formats of data volumes/disks.

How it compares to similar products:
I have no direct knowledge/experience of similar tools, however http://alternativeto.../software/isobuster/ lists these:
  • PowerISO
  • Stellar Phoenix CD DVD Data Recovery
  • CD Recovery Toolbox
  • Recover Disc 2.0
  • Recovery Toolbox for CD
  • Greenfish DataMiner

Does what it says on the box, including:
...functionality to clean up MPEG in MPEG based files (for instance *.VOB files). When you extract recovered video from Video DVDs (for instance *.VOB files) you can choose to "Extract but filter only MPEG frames". When you choose this extraction option you will end up with pure mpeg-2 *.MPG files that can be played by all software, including embedded software in TVs etc. No more problems converting VOB files first to play, or to be able to master new DVDs from etc.
(This only works if the .VOB has been decrypted from any region encoding first, using something such as DVD Shrink, for example.)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 07:23:42 AM by IainB, Reason: Removed reference to the installer Candyware (no longer the case). »


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Re: IsoBuster Pro - Mini-Review
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 11:02:45 AM »
You need to change the App URL.  ;)


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Re: IsoBuster Pro - Mini-Review
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 01:41:27 AM »
You need to change the App URL.  ;)
Oh, thanks. That's my Textarea Backup Greasmoneky script. When I start a new Mini-Review, Textarea Backup restores the last Mini-review I did and puts all the text from it into the data entry panel. It's pretty handy, because it includes all the template too, but of course I should check and delete/update all the content...    :-[


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Re: IsoBuster Pro - Mini-Review
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 06:21:51 PM »
Thanks for the mini-review Iain  :up:


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Re: IsoBuster Pro - Mini-Review
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 05:19:59 AM »
UPDATE: 2014-08-25 2213hrs: IsoBuster v3.4 (2014-08-22).
Now gets 5 x :Thmbsup: from me.
There's been a progressive developmental upgrade path from the IsoBuster developers.
The latest changes are also impressive - see the spoiler below: (from http://www.isobuster...er_3.4_release_notes)
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks.)
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  1. Here's a list of all the changes and improvements:
  3. Changes:
  5.     IsoBuster now also 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 particularly useful in case of encrypted volumes, for instance TrueCrypt mounted volumes
  6.     Dialog for experts with a [Professional] license to work with, test and complete managed image files
  7.         Once an IBP file is loaded, right mouse click the drive-selection control in the left corner and choose "Change or Test managed Image File Properties (Expert)"
  8.         Count the amount of errors inside a specified range
  9.         Change the status of an area
  10.         Complete the image file inside a range
  11.     Command line parameters /CI: /RANGE: /FROMTO: and /EP:NPC to complete a managed image file, inside a range or not
  12.     Ability to create an empty IBP/IBQ file set (no actual reads executed) via /ET:E to allow investigators to complete regions via /CI: and /RANGE: or /FROMTO:
  13.     Allow managed image files to be completed at the end with dummy data if the input drive is "*" (/D:*)
  14.     Implemented ability to reverse read (during extraction), using a given range
  15.     Ability to reverse read via command line parameter: /RR:[Interval]
  16.     Detect if the Linux EXT(2-4) file system is present and show an icon for it (exploration of EXT itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it's present)
  17.     Detect if the Unix UFS(1-2) file system is present and show an icon for it (exploration of UFS itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it's present)
  18.     Detect if the Linux Reiser(1-4) file system is present and show an icon for it (exploration of Reiser itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it's present)
  19.     Detect if the Unix XFS(1-4) file system is present and show an icon for it (exploration of XFS itself is not implemented but now an investigator knows it's present)
  20.     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
  21.     IsoBuster will now always first try to load the dynamic version (assumed to be more recent) before falling back on the embedded libewf-20130416 version. The embedded version may be removed over time to reduce the size again, we'll see
  22.     New option that defines how strict surface scanning is and whether there should be an abort after an error
  24. Improvements:
  26.     Improved device naming if Inquiry fails
  27.     Improved determination of HD vs USB stick/Flash etc.
  28.     Improved user feedback while cleaning up (sanitising) NTFS so that the user has an idea about where the process is
  29.     Create sparse files when extracting sparse files and no filters are in use for that file
  30.     Ability to drag files to IsoBuster's TreeView, to open as image file, when IsoBuster is running in an elevated state
  31.     Popup warning when extracting from the ISO9660 file system, when other better file systems are present
  32.     Support for the *.image disk file format
  33.     Show attributes for Tracks, Sessions and Partitions in ListView (instead of N/A)
  34.     Fixed it so that HDs larger than 2 TB are seen as 2 TB instead of less, so that at least that space can be fully adressed and explored
  35.     Rewrote the automatic skipping and retry-count reducing mechanism, during extraction of a managed image file, to perform much better
  36.     Allow <%FN> in the filename, in case an image is extracted via the command line
  37.     Dependency on cc3250.dll for old Win2K OS in combination with multi-language support has been removed
  38.     You can now always choose the installation folder. Before this was dependant on previous installations
  39.     Show the object Type, cfr. 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)
  40.     Added more sort options that will be performed right after the low level file system / folder exploring is done
  41.     Various other smaller GUI improvements
  43. Fixes:
  45.     Fixed an exception error that happened if auto-folder-scanning was interrupted by closing the application
  46.     Fixed an issue that could cause the last part of Video not to be saved to a file, when this video was being filtered via: "Extract but filter only MPG frames"


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Re: IsoBuster Pro - Mini-Review
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 01:57:07 PM »
UPDATE: 2014-11-22 0851hrs: IsoBuster v3.5 beta (2014-11-21).
I have also added details to the table in the OP of this mini-review:
  • To summarise a list of the range of media IsoBuster can recover data from.
  • To provide a link to a Testimonials page.
  • To provide a link to reviews in PC forums and discussion groups.


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IsoBuster Pro - today only on BitsDuJour 50% discount - at time of posting this.
I reckon this is probably a worthwhile piece of emergency recovery software to have in your back pocket.
IsoBuster - Recovery Software - 50% off Discount for PC
Flash drives, SD cards, CDs, DVDs, hard drives, and Blu Ray discs are great for offline storage. That is, of course, until they're damaged! Then the panics sets in, with fruitless trips to the geek squad, frantic internet searches, and the lingering feeling that you'll never see those photos, movies, documents, emails, or crucial powerpoint presentations again.

Never fear, IsoBuster is here to save the day!

IsoBuster is a data recovery tool specifically designed for retrieving data from just about any damaged storage device or disc. This powerful, flexible recovery tool supports countless optical, image, and storage formats, including CD, DVD, MMC Media, Micro SD, ISO, USB flash, mobile phone memory cards, Blu Ray, SDH, IMG, and HD DVD, and much, much, MUCH more!

Check it out folks! Data recovery from physical media is only part of what IsoBuster can do. It's also a one-stop source for opening and extracting ISO, IMG, and other disc image formats!

Using IsoBuster is so easy. Just insert a disc or drive, select it, and let IsoBuster mount the media. In seconds, you'll be looking at all of the tracks and sessions located on the disc, along with Explorer-like file access.

With IsoBuster's improved error handling, you'll be assured of recovering the data that you're after. Just copy the ones that you want to save to a secure location, and BAM, you're a hero!
Today's promotion includes the following:
IsoBuster PRO - Personal ($19.97)
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Re: IsoBuster Pro - Mini-Review. UPDATE: v3.6 released (2015-06-19)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 07:21:18 AM »
UPDATE: 2015-06-28 0008hrs: IsoBuster v3.6 released (2015-06-19).

Release notes: (Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks/images.)
IsoBuster 3.6 Released!       June 19, 2015

IsoBuster 3.6 was released today and it features a ton of new functionality, improvements and has some important bug fixes as well. IsoBuster 3.6 is a great update again and if you're running a 3.x version you should definitely (and freely) upgrade to this new version! If you have a 1.x or 2.x license you can still upgrade with a nice discount!

Here's a list of all the goodies:

Changes / New:
    Support for the Linux EXT file system
    Support for Rimage mastered CD/DVD discs with manifest file
    Support for Nintendo GameCube file system
    Support for GEMDOS / Atari - ST FAT12-16 variant
    Support for High Sierra on CD-ROM (the predecessor to ISO9660)
    Implemented internal device caching, especially used during File System recognition. Many file systems start from similar addresses.
     Caching avoids having to re-read blocks for every file-system that is checked
    Detect if the Nintendo Wii file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Linux RomFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Unix/Linux JFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Unix/Linux ZFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Unix/Linux Minix file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Linux BtrFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Linux SquashFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Linux CramFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Linux BeFS (BFS) file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    Detect if the Microsoft ReFS file system is present and show an icon for it (*)
    New and much faster way to find deleted files and folders in an NTFS file system

(*) Full exploration of this file system is not implemented but now an investigator can see if it is present

    Extra tests to make sure a child folder doesn't have subfolders that are a parent folder, creating circular links, in buggy or
     recovered file systems
    Added a 'Paranoid mode' when creating managing IBP/IBQ image files, to make sure all data is flushed to the destination
     without system caching, and structures are updated regularly
    Allow to complete a managed image file from media of which the layout doesn't fully match, but the risk is manageable [Professional]
    Allow to complete a managed image file from another non-managed image file [Professional]
    Improved speed when updating the IBP managed image file
    Added various extraction type switches via the command line: /ET: A, IBP, WAV, RAW, R2U, RUN, DLL
    Added new file system switches via the command line: /EF: see the various newly implemented file systems
    Added Pinnacle Studio mastered DVDs to the IFO/VOB recognition sequence ("PCLE UDFLib")
    Added ability (via right mouse click) to see the properties-window-text as text in a memo field (for easy copy and paste)
    Support for underscores in function names in the libewf.dll, so that Borland bcc32 built dlls can be used as well
    Always display FileName:StreamName, with or without [ADS] appended, for NTFS Alternate Data Streams
    Removed registration dialog nag when doing a surface scan on BD media
    Improvements in the Extract From-To functionality, dialog and warnings
    Make sure testing for encrypted partitions only happens once, not every time the visual node is created (e.g. when switching
     devices in GUI)
    Do not read extra blocks to test for partition encryption if there are enough cached blocks
    Updated the 'Agent' string when doing an online query, to check for a new version, to be more compatible with modern servers
     and systems
    Reverse the order of AVDP parsing, LBA 512 first rather than 256 first, in case of a CeQuadrat made UDF disc, to deal with
     CeQuadrat UDF bugs
    Get the proper volume name for CeQuadrat made UDF CD-R discs
    After an image file has been made, save its filename to the recently opened image files, so that it can be opened immediately
     from the recent image files' list
    Improved .GI image file interpretation, specifically improvements in finding the header size
    Show files and folders with the System property in another color
    Show special files, file entries that are not used in the classical way by Unix/Linux file systems, in another color
    Show Windows overlay icons and add the shortcut overlay icon to EXT symbolic link files
    Added checkbox to options to uncheck using CD-Text in filenames, when audio tracks are extracted
    The file-exists dialog now also allows to auto-rename a file, instead of over-writing or ignoring the file (non-Windows file systems
     allow duplicate but caps-sensitive names in the same folder)
    New dialog to auto-rename filenames that are illegal in Windows but OK in other non-Windows file systems
    Auto-rename folders, during extraction, when they contain illegal Windows-filename characters or a Windows-reserved file/folder name.
    Show Endianess in UFS, XFS, ISO and SquashFS and other File System properties
    Improvements in drag&drop functionality and the use of the temporary folder. Better clean-up afterwards
    Possibility to always get the RETRY SELECT ABORT error dialog (instead of RETRY OMIT ABORT) on file extraction
    Various improvements, changes and re-writes in the core code / engine, as this is a living project and to deal with the ever=growing
     new functionality
    Various GUI improvements

    Fixed GUI issue that caused incorrect values to be displayed in certain error messages
    Fixed possible hang when EWF image files are loaded
    Fixed that sometimes the sanitizing part after finding missing files and folders on a FAT volume could take 'forever', due to
     bad FAT records
    Fixed data-corruption issue, introduced in 3.5, while extracting files with more than 10 extents (fragments would be extracted
     in the wrong order)
    Fixed it so that when an IBP/IBQ is made twice in a row from the same media (without a refresh) the bitmap is still fully written
     out to the IBP
    Avoid exception error on bad IBP without (enough) bitmap data (rare test case)
    Fixed extraction of named streams of an NTFS folder (not file)

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