How to Read a V2I File

Written by tammy clevenger
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A V2I file, or Virtual Volume Image file, is a backup of a disk or partition created with the Symantec Norton Ghost application. The V2I image file is an exact copy of the drive or partition. Using the Symantec Norton Ghost Recovery program, the V2I file may be mounted and read as a new volume, or the data may be restored to another drive or partition.

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Things you need

  • Symantec Norton Ghost installed

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  1. 1

    Open the Symantec Norton Ghost Recovery program on the computer.

  2. 2

    Click the "Ghost Recovery Mode" option and then click "OK."

  3. 3

    Click the "Location" drop-down box and navigate to the folder that contains the V2I file. Click "Find." The program finds the backup file.

  4. 4

    Click "OK" once the V2I file is located and listed.

  5. 5

    Click the "Destination" box and navigate to a destination -- hard drive or partition -- where the partition or disk will be restored. Click "OK." The V2I file is read and restored to the specified hard drive or partition.

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