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Norton Ghost Backup

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Kaly
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Norton Ghost Backup

Post Posted: Sep 16, 19 17:44

I was given a hard drive with a computer backup on it, the backup was done using Norton Ghost back in 2011. That product was discontinued in 2013 and Symantec killed support for it in 2014. Does anyone know of a way to open the backup files in a different tool? I've tried FTK, but it couldn't extract the data.  
 
  

jaclaz
Senior Member
 

Re: Norton Ghost Backup

Post Posted: Sep 16, 19 19:20

- Kaly
I was given a hard drive with a computer backup on it, the backup was done using Norton Ghost back in 2011. That product was discontinued in 2013 and Symantec killed support for it in 2014. Does anyone know of a way to open the backup files in a different tool? I've tried FTK, but it couldn't extract the data.


Ghost Explorer?

Do you know which version was used to create the file?

Or is it a .gho or .v2i?

There is (maybe was) a converter from VMware that could convert .v2i images.

For ,gho images you need some version (which one is to be seen) of Ghost or Ghost Explorer.

Some have been published on archive.org:
archive.org/search.php...ymantec%22

This is a Ghost Explorer from Symantec official FTP repository:
ftp.symantec.com/publi...-B1597.zip

jaclaz
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Kaly
Newbie
 

Re: Norton Ghost Backup

Post Posted: Sep 16, 19 20:08

They are .sv2i files.  
 
  

jaclaz
Senior Member
 

Re: Norton Ghost Backup

Post Posted: Sep 17, 19 07:28

- Kaly
They are .sv2i files.


You should be able to use the following:
ftp.symantec.com/publi...rowser.exe
which is the successor of Ghost Explorer, see:
community.norton.com/e...iv2i-files

to explore the image (but you should have I believe also a v2i file? Confused )

Or try the VmWare converter:

my.vmware.com/en/web/v...lone/6_2_0

jaclaz
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- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is. - 
 
  

Kaly
Newbie
 

Re: Norton Ghost Backup

Post Posted: Sep 17, 19 14:45

- jaclaz
- Kaly
They are .sv2i files.


You should be able to use the following:
ftp.symantec.com/publi...rowser.exe
which is the successor of Ghost Explorer, see:
community.norton.com/e...iv2i-files

to explore the image (but you should have I believe also a v2i file? Confused )

Or try the VmWare converter:

my.vmware.com/en/web/v...lone/6_2_0

jaclaz


Thank you! This was very helpful!!!  
 

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