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Restoring From Norton Ghost 9.0 backup

I have recently lost some very important personal files stored on hard disc due to hardware failures but they were originally backed up (several times) using Norton Ghost 9.  I am now trying to recover those files from the backups. I have installed Ghost 9 on windows 10 but it just doesn't run (indeed once installed it seems to just vanish off the machine!).  The backups are on multiple CDs.  These backups are stored as v2i files.  I have tried a number of different solutions which appear on different threads which do not work in my case.  I have been through Norton support with no resolution either.  They are suggesting that I post the problem here.

I hope someone can help.  I took these backups in case this sort of thing happened and now it has.

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Re: Restoring From Norton Ghost 9.0 backup

Hello snaly Download this file and it should allow you to recover your backups: ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/linked_files/Ghost/Norton%20Ghost%20Image%20Browser.exe

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Restoring From Norton Ghost 9.0 backup

An old laptop's hard drive was backed up using Norton Ghost unto a USB flash drive, than the image was restored unto the hard drive.

RESTORING A DRIVE
Here you are at that magic moment when you get to put your hard work, the backup, back online by restoring the drive from which the backup was created.

To restore a drive, follow these steps:

1. Open Norton Ghost.

2. From Basic view, click Restore a Drive or, from Advanced view, choose Tools –> Restore Drive.

3. Select the backup image you’re restoring from, and click Next.

If it’s on a disc, insert the first disc from the backup set into your CD or DVD drive).

4. In the Restore Destination window, choose the drive where you want to restore the backup, and click Next.

5. Select the options you want to apply:

• Verify image file before restore: Assures that the restore doesn’t fail in the middle.

• Check for file system errors: Ensures data integrity when data is written to the drive being restored.

• Resize drive to fill unallocated space: Lets Ghost adjust the drive size as needed to match the data being restored.

• Set drive active: Select this when the drive being restored is going to hold a bootable operating system. Normally, however, if you’re restoring a bootable hard disk from your Ghost backup, this is handled for you automatically so you don’t need to specify this.

• Partition type: Choose either primary or logical. Normally, you do not need to select this since Ghost knows what it’s backed up.

• Drive letter: Select the drop-down list box to specify the drive letter for the drive being restored.

6. Click Next and review your choices.

7. Click Next again to begin the actual restoration process.

RESTORING FILES AND FOLDERS
What if you only need to get back a few files or a whole folder (or ten) from a full or incremental backup? You’re much more likely to do this than you are to restore a whole drive — that is, unless you tend to race your PC in the Indianapolis 500.

When you’re restoring files and folders, you use another tool to browse the individual files stored in the backup image: the Backup Image Browser. To open the Backup Image Browser, choose Start –> All Programs –> Norton Ghost –> Backup Image Browser. The browser opens and with it the Open window, to help you locate the backup image you want to check for files and folders.

1. Locate the files and folders you want to recover from the backup.

• To see the contents of a folder, click the plus sign next to it.

• To select a single file, click on it.

• To select multiple files and folders located next to each other in the list, press and hold your Shift key while you use your down or up arrow key to select the files and folders.

• To select multiple files and folders scattered throughout the list, press and hold your Ctrl key while you click on each file and folder you want.

• To select all files and folders listed, press Ctrl+A.

2. With the files/folders you want to restore selected, choose File –> Restore (or press Ctrl+R).

3. Click Restore.

Kudos0

Re: Restoring From Norton Ghost 9.0 backup

tommyvt Super good tutorial there. However the problem is Ghost 9 is not running on the OP's Windows 10 machine as it is not compatible. The OP is attempting to recover the older v2i files from the old backups.

@snaly  You can also download Ghost 15 and try using it to recover your older files. Get it here

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
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Re: Restoring From Norton Ghost 9.0 backup

As per the response from SoulAsylum the link provided did the job very well.  

ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/linked_files/Ghost/Norton%20Ghost%20Image%20Browser.exe

All the CDs have been able to be accessed.  Thanks for all the responses.

Regards

Kudos0

Re: Restoring From Norton Ghost 9.0 backup

Good new snaly. Glad to assist you. Have a great week.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93

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