IsoBuster is a high end but low cost utility to do data recovery from CD and DVD. By better Error handling and several retry-mechanisms IsoBuster has a fair chance of recovering your data. The use of alternative ways to get to the data means that you get the best out of your CD/DVD drive. Furthermore IsoBuster circumvents Windows and does everything by itself, it communicates directly with the devices and takes care of all the data interpretation. This means that it is not limited to what Windows can see and it is able to deal with all sorts of logical issues as well. As a result CDs and DVDs stay 'readable' after problems, such as a Buffer Under-run or a failed disc finalisation, and all common file-systems, even the ones not supported by Windows are recognised and interpreted by the program. The program is however not limited by the file-system standards, it copes with a vast range of possible issues, hard coded or via virtual intelligence and on top of this it is able to build file lists based on file-signatures, independant from any file-system data. Supported file-systems are ISO9660, Romeo, Joliet, Rock Ridge, UDF 1.02 up to 2.6, HFS, HFS+, IFO/VOB for standard Video DVD but also DVD+VR specific. Additionally IsoBuster takes care of all sorts of drive-disc incompatibilities, such as support for Mount Rainier discs in non-Mount Ranier drives. All this means that any currently available optical disc (from CD to DVD to ...) is supported, even discs not created on Windows, such as Mac HFS discs or Mavica digital camera disc etc.
Additional features are: The support of an enourmeous range of image files, which are identical copies of CDs or DVDs saved into a file, they are dealt with as if they are actual discs. Creation of such image files. UDF, MRW and HFS remapping. Extraction of dat to mpg files from (S)VCDs. Scanning for lost files and folders. Support for CDs or DVDs created with drag and drop apps such as DCD, InCD, DLA, and much much more.