Using Ghost Explorer

Ghost Explorer

Using Ghost Explorer

The Ghost Explorer utility lets you view, alter, add, and extract files from a Ghost image (.gho) file.


You cannot open VMWare Disk image (.vmdk) files with Ghost Explorer.

Using Ghost Explorer, you can do the following:

  • View image file contents and save a list of files within an image file.

  • Extract files or directories from an image file.

  • Add, move, copy, delete, and launch files from and within an image file.

  • Use drag-and-drop or cut-and-paste functionality to add files and directories from Windows Explorer to the image file.

  • Set span sizes.

  • Add a description to an image file.

  • Compile an image file to improve restore performance.

Ghost Explorer supports the following partition types:

  • FAT12

  • FAT16

  • FAT32

  • NTFS

  • Linux Ext2/3

To open Ghost Explorer

  • On the Windows taskbar, click Start > All Programs > Symantec Ghost > Ghost Explorer.

To access a list of file commands

  • Right-click a file or directory in Ghost Explorer to access a list of file commands.