The File Extensions Database

.GHO File Extension

  • Developer by: Symantec
  • Category: Backup Files

What is an .GHO file?

.GHO is Norton Ghost Backup File

A GHO file is a backup file created by Norton Ghost, a disk cloning and backup program. It contains a "snapshot" of a hard drive or other media device and saves data as an exact copy of the disk. GHO files are often used for creating full hard disk backups.

Norton Ghost files can be used to restore individual files or a complete hard disk. GHO files may also be encrypted to keep backups secure.

NOTE: Norton Ghost was renamed as Ghost Solution Suite.

Programs that open Norton Ghost Backup File
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite

How to solve problems with GHO files

  • Associate the GHO file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GHO file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GHO files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GHO file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .GHO is Norton Ghost Backup File. Because only the current version supports the latest GHO file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Symantec manufacturer website after an available .GHO is Norton Ghost Backup File update.
  • To make sure that your GHO file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.