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Kaly
 Kaly
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I was given a hard drive with a computer backup on it, the backup was done using Norton Ghost back in 2011. That product was discontinued in 2013 and Symantec killed support for it in 2014. Does anyone know of a way to open the backup files in a different tool? I've tried FTK, but it couldn't extract the data.

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Posted : 16/09/2019 6:44 pm
jaclaz
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I was given a hard drive with a computer backup on it, the backup was done using Norton Ghost back in 2011. That product was discontinued in 2013 and Symantec killed support for it in 2014. Does anyone know of a way to open the backup files in a different tool? I've tried FTK, but it couldn't extract the data.

Ghost Explorer?

Do you know which version was used to create the file?

Or is it a .gho or .v2i?

There is (maybe was) a converter from VMware that could convert .v2i images.

For ,gho images you need some version (which one is to be seen) of Ghost or Ghost Explorer.

Some have been published on archive.org
https://archive.org/search.php?query=%28symantec%29&and[]=subject%3A%22symantec%22

This is a Ghost Explorer from Symantec official FTP repository
ftp//ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/products/symantec_ghost_solution_suite/2.5/updates/Ghostexp-B1597.zip

jaclaz

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Posted : 16/09/2019 8:20 pm
Kaly
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They are .sv2i files.

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Posted : 16/09/2019 9:08 pm
jaclaz
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They are .sv2i files.

You should be able to use the following
ftp//ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/linked_files/Ghost/Norton%20Ghost%20Image%20Browser.exe
which is the successor of Ghost Explorer, see
https://community.norton.com/en/forums/browsing-sv2iv2i-files

to explore the image (but you should have I believe also a v2i file? ? )

Or try the VmWare converter

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/6_2_0

jaclaz

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Posted : 17/09/2019 8:28 am
Kaly
 Kaly
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They are .sv2i files.

You should be able to use the following
ftp//ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/linked_files/Ghost/Norton%20Ghost%20Image%20Browser.exe
which is the successor of Ghost Explorer, see
https://community.norton.com/en/forums/browsing-sv2iv2i-files

to explore the image (but you should have I believe also a v2i file? ? )

Or try the VmWare converter

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/6_2_0

jaclaz

Thank you! This was very helpful!!!

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Posted : 17/09/2019 3:45 pm
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