IsoBuster 3.2 Released!

May 13, 2013

This version is a healthy mix again between new features and improvements to the existing features. Combined with a few necessary fixes this is a must have version. If you have 3.0 or 3.1 installed, upgrading to 3.2 should be a no-brainer. If you have a 1.x or 2.x version installed I strongly urge to Upgrade IsoBuster, it's worth it.

Here's a list of things I have been working on:


  • Support for ExFAT.
  • Find deleted NTFS files and folders during a scan for missing files and folders.
  • Implemented a "Find deleted files and folders" option, when an NTFS file-system is selected. This is a much faster scan if you're only interested in finding deleted files and folders in an NTFS file-system.
  • Support for FATX
  • Support for XISO / XDVDFS
  • Extended Master Boot Record (EMBR) support.
  • BSD partitions support.


  • Further improved the UAC experience by tweaking and fixing issues. The experience is still the same as described in previous release.
  • Remove duplicate partitions (for instance when there's a GPT but the MBR fields still point to valid partitions as well).
  • Ways to dump all sectors that are being read to log files (for debug purposes) (support for *.ibdat and *.ibadr).
  • Added .bkf file type recognition to the file-signature scan.
  • Further improved the ListView Columns' drag behaviour by working around (Builder) VCL limits/bugs.
  • An NTFS file also gets the Sparse property now when it's not fragmented (and not only when its extents are sparse)
  • Display the File's start LBA for a sparse file, except when the first extent is sparse, then "Sparse" is displayed
  • Added Full Path(s) and Start and Finish processing time to the MD5 file (as comments).
  • Ability (set via options) to store and restore the position of the main form (instead of always centered).
  • Added *.dd to the supported image files.
  • Recognize EXT SuperBlock when trying to determine the blocksize of an image (for instance a Linux made .dd file with an EXT1,2,3 or 4 file-system).
  • Improved handling of NTFS MFT embedded files during the scan for missing files based on their signature
  • Various improvemens to reduce false positives during scanning for missing files and folders.
  • Various other smaller GUI improvements


  • Not all *.png files were found during a scan for missing files and folders (bug introduced in version 3.1).
  • Mac HFS file systems with large fragmented files (more than 8 extents) could trigger a program crash.
  • In rare cases not all files and/or folders of an NTFS folder were found, if that folder was described in both the MFT record and via INDX records.
  • Sometimes too small files were created, when they were fully sparse (one extent, sparse (= all zeroes) (NTFS).
  • Fixed it so that the progress bar also changes color (red) in case of errors, during a scan for missing files and folders
  • Show the last LBA in case of compressed files
  • Fixed one more exception error that could occur while scanning for lost files and folders, due to buggy MS Office documents detection code.

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Peter Van Hove,
Founder and CEO