GHO File Type

- The quick facts

What are GHO files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GHO file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a GHO file?

A .GHO file is a Norton Ghost Image file.

These GHO files contain "snapshots" of a user's hard drive. You use the Norton Ghost application to save an exact copy of your drive into the GHO file format.

This GHO file can then be used to restore the hard drive or individual files that were on the hard drive if the hard drive or the data on the drive becomes lost or corrupt.

If you do not want a replica of your computer contents accessible in an unlocked file, you can encrypt the GHO files for added security. If the disk image is large, it may span over multiple files.

The first file in the image uses file extension GHO, and the following part files use extension GHS.

How to open GHO files

We have identified one GHO opener that is compatible with this specific type of GHO file.

Programs that open Norton Ghost Image files

Norton GhostNorton GhostVerified

Last updated: January 21, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of GHO files. Remember, different programs may use GHO files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Symantec Ghost ExplorerSymantec Ghost ExplorerUser submitted
Norton Ghost ExplorerNorton Ghost ExplorerUser submitted
Ghost ExplorerGhost ExplorerUser submitted

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