Files with gho extension are disk images or backups created using the versions of Norton Ghost backup utility. There are several versions of this format for each respective version of Norton Ghost.

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GHO file extension - Norton Ghost backup image

What is gho file? How to open gho files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

gho file icon: gho filetype icon

File extension gho is related to Norton Ghost, to be more precise. Norton Ghost 2003 and earlier versions of Norton Ghost which used this format.

Norton Ghost 12.0, Norton Ghost 14.0, and Norton Save & Restore 2.0 do not support GHO file format anymore.

Norton Ghost 9.0 and later versions create backup images in the V2I file format. You cannot restore the .gho image files using these products.

However, you can use the Ghost Explorer to restore the individual files and folders from the gho file.

gho files are backup image files used by Norton Ghost. The program creates an image of the hard drive and its contents. You can later use the gho file to recover the entire hard drive or individual files. But here are some limitations with GHO files such us maximum file sizes of 2 GB.

For drives larger than 2 GB, a series of GHO files will be created with a file naming system of either file.gho, file001.ghs, file002.ghs or file.gho, file 001, file 002 etc, depending on the version of Ghost used. In addition to the file size limitations, GHO files can also be encrypted for security reasons.

Updated: December 4, 2023

The default software associated to open gho file:

Norton Ghost icon

Symantec Corporation logoNorton Ghost  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Symantec Corporation

Norton Ghost is popular disk cloning and backup utility developed by Symantec for Microsoft Windows. Norton Ghost supports Full system backup, file and folder backup, compression and encryption of backup, disk cloning etc.

Help how to open:

Use Norton Ghost of the right version to access the .gho disk image.

How to convert:

Use Norton Ghost to transform .gho files to other supported formats.

Find conversions from gho file:

gho to ldr

List of software applications associated to the .gho file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open gho file, edit gho file, convert gho file, view gho file, play gho file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting gho files.

Software that open gho file - Norton Ghost backup image

Programs supporting the exension gho on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Norton Ghost for open gho file action.

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