How to use Ghost Explorer to extract files or folders from an image file

Article:TECH107947  |  Created: 2001-01-08  |  Updated: 2007-01-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH107947
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Technical Solution

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Issue



You want to restore specific files or folders that are in an image file without restoring the entire image file.


Solution



Ghost Explorer can restore individual files and folders from an image file to a location you specify on the hard disk. For instructions on extracting and restoring files or folders from a Ghost image file, navigate to one of the following sections:

Norton Ghost 2003
  1. Open Ghost Explorer:
    1. Click Start, and then Programs. Note that in Windows XP, this option is "All Programs" rather than "Programs."
    2. Click Norton Ghost 2003, and then Norton Ghost.
    3. Click Ghost utilities, and then Norton Ghost Explorer
  2. Open the image file:
    1. Click File, and then Open.
    2. Navigate to the location of the image file.
    3. Click the file name, and then click Open. Ghost Explorer opens the image file displaying the partition names on the left pane and the folders and files on the right pane.
  3. Restore the file or folder:
    1. Right-click the name of the file or folder that you want to extract. You see a short menu.
    2. Click Extract.
    3. Browse to the folder to which you want to restore the file or folder.
    4. Click OK.
    5. If you are restoring multiple files, browse to the folder to which you want to restore the file. Select the folder and click OK.
  4. Close Ghost Explorer.

All other Ghost versions
  1. Open Ghost Explorer:
    1. Click Start, and then Programs. Note that in Windows XP, this option is "All Programs" rather than "Programs."
    2. Click Norton Ghost or Symantec Ghost, depending on which option is available.
    3. Click Norton Ghost Explorer or Symantec Ghost Explorer depending on which option is available.
  2. Open the image file:
    1. Click File, and then Open.
    2. Navigate to the location of the image file.
    3. Click the file name, and then click Open. Ghost Explorer opens the image file displaying the partition names on the left pane and the folders and files on the right pane.
  3. Restore the file or folder:
    1. Right-click the name of the file or folder that you want to extract. You see a short menu.
    2. Click Restore.
    3. Type the path for the folder you want to restore to, or navigate to the folder to which you want to restore the file or folder.
    4. Click Restore. If you are restoring multiple files, click Use Default Names so that all selected files retain their current file name.
  4. Close Ghost Explorer.





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