Opening 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 GHO 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.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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