File Extension

GHO File Format

Symantec ghost image file

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GHO is a file extension for a Symantec ghost image file format used by earlier versions of Symantec’s Norton Ghost.

A GHO file is a clone (copy) of the entire contents of a hard disk to another computer's hard disk or to storage media, including the disk header information that is lost in a standard copy and paste. In the process, Ghost automatically formats and partitions the target disk.

Ghost is especially useful where one system is to be replicated on a number of computers or when someone wants to back up everything on their personal computer.

 

See also: ghost imaging

 

Learn more about GHO files:

Download a demonstration copy of Norton Ghost from Symantec.

Get answers about ghost at IT Knowledge Exchange.

This was last updated in July 2010
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