File Extension GHO

File type: Norton Ghost backup image file

About the GHO file type:

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Norton Ghost is the sole application that uses the GHO file extension. This application is used for disk cloning. It was originally made by Binary Research but was later purchased by Symantec. The name of this application came from the acronym for General Hardware-Oriented System Transfer. Although the primary use of this application is disk cloning, the Ghost application is more used as a backup program. A real backup program allows retrieval of files without the need to restore the whole backup. Meanwhile, a disk cloning program like Ghost offers Web browsers like Windows Explorer to browse various image files. It can also be used to extract these files while considering them as read-only memory files. Due to this, the Ghost was marketed as a backup program. It has an ISO file that can be written to a CD. This feature helps in recovering all files from the system.


Detailed information for file extension GHO


Category: Backup Files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Symantec Norton Ghost
Open with Linux: Symantec Norton Ghost
The GHO file extension works to name the backup files created with the Norton Ghost application. The files with the GHO file extension usually contain images of the hard drive or other various media devices. It is used to save data as a real exact copy of the disk. Usually, the GHO file extension is used in creating a backup for all the contents of the hard disk or sometimes a portion of a hard disk only. The files created with Norton Ghost can only be used in restoring a single file or a complete hard disk. It can also be easily encrypted to maintain the security of the backup files.