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Developer(s)Smart Projects
Stable release
5.3 / 11 December 2023 (2023-12-11)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Available in34 languages[1]
List of languages
English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
TypeData recovery, Computer Forensics

IsoBuster is a data recovery computer program by Smart Projects, a Belgian company founded in 1995 by Peter Van Hove.[2] As of version 3.0,[3] it can recover data from damaged file systems or physically damaged disks including optical discs,[4] hard disk drives, USB flash drives and solid-state disks. It has the ability to access "deleted" data on multisession optical discs, and allows users to access disc images (including ISO, BIN and NRG) and to extract files in the same way that they would from a ZIP archive. IsoBuster is also often used by law enforcement and data forensics experts.[5][6][7][8]

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  1. ^ "IsoBuster language dll download page". Smart Projects. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ "About Smart Projects and Peter Van Hove". Smart Projects. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  3. ^ Van Hove, Peter (28 March 2012). "IsoBuster 3.0 Released! - Top Choice File & Data Recovery Software". Smart Projects.
  4. ^ "IsoBuster recovers files from just about anything". pcworld.
  5. ^ Barbara, John J. (1 December 2008). "Software Imaging/Analysis Tools and Hardware Devices: Part 3". Forensic Magazine. Advantage Business Media.
  6. ^ Dietz, Steven D. (15 September 2002). "Validation of IsoBuster v1.0" (PDF). SANS Institute.
  7. ^ "Computer Forensics Investigations". Smart Projects. A selection of Smart Projects' clients in law enforcement. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  8. ^ "IsoBuster mentioned in books on Computer Forensics".

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