How to mount a .gho as a drive

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How to mount a .gho as a drive
Norton Ghost is a popular hard-drive backup program. (hard drive interior image by Curtis Sorrentino from

Norton Ghost, which is now owned by the Symantec Corporation, is a utility application primarily used for backing up computer data. When you back up your system's hard drive with Norton Ghost, the software creates a single file with a .gho extension. The only way to mount GHO files and manage the data on them is to use the Ghost Explorer tool that is included with Norton Ghost.

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Things you need

  • PC running Windows XP or later
  • Norton Ghost 2003 or later

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  1. 1

    Open the Start menu (click the Windows-logo button on the lower-left-hand corner of the screen) and go to the "All Programs" list.

  2. 2

    Expand the "Norton Ghost" and "Ghost Utilities" folders.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Norton Ghost Explorer" icon.

  4. 4

    Go to "File" in the top menu bar and choose "Open."

  5. 5

    Highlight the GHO file you want to mount and then hit the "Open" button. Ghost Explorer mounts the GHO file as a working drive.

  6. 6

    Use the navigation tree on the left side of the window to view the contents of the GHO file you mounted.

  7. 7

    Right-click on a file or folder and click "Extract" to restore the data to your hard drive.

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