How to open GHO files

Did your computer fail to open a GHO file? We explain what GHO files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a GHO file?

Files that contain the .gho file extension normally hold Norton Ghost files. These GHO files contain "snapshots" of a user's hard drive.

The Norton Ghost application is used by users to save an exact copy of the user's 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 a user does not want to have an exact replica of their computer contents accessible in an unlocked file, the user can encrypt the GHO files for added security.

Software that will open, convert or fix GHO files

These apps are known to open certain types of GHO files. Since many different programs may use GHO files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific GHO file.

Symantec Ghost ExplorerSymantec Ghost ExplorerUser submitted
Norton Ghost ExplorerNorton Ghost ExplorerUser submitted
Ghost ExplorerGhost ExplorerUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with GHO-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!