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Recover data from partial Ghost backup

Created: 20 Apr 2010 • Updated: 08 Nov 2010 | 3 comments


I have recently encountered a problem whilst backing up my PC with Norton Ghost 8.3 where mid-way through the backup the hard drive failed.

I have tried to open the partial backup using Ghost explorer (also version 8.3) but this will only read the first partition (FAT32 partition) and not the NTFS partition that I require the data from.

I have downloaded the latest trial of Ghost (version in an attempt to open the backup using the latest version of Ghost Explorer - but this also failed.

Other things I have tried are to run ghostexp.exe using the -CORRUPT and -IGNOREINDEX switches, and to try and apply the image to a spare hard drive using the ghost.exe -NTEXACT switch, but to no avail.

I read on a separate post - - that there was a build of Explorer which can be used to attempt a partial recovery.  Can anyone provide me with this?  I really need to be able to extract the data from the NTFS partition and would appreciate any help with this.

Thanks in anticipation

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yogeshsadhu's picture

There isnt any special / seperate Ghost explorer version for this issue;
The GSS version which you have is the latest version ;

As you said the backup and hard drive failed in middle ; which is very difficult to recover at least by using ghost explorer.

Yogesh Sadhu.

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DaveRH's picture

Hi Yogesh Sadhu,

Thanks for your response.  You say that it is very difficult to recover "at least by using ghost explorer". 

Are you aware of any other method to recover the data?  Are there any other tools available that you are aware of that would aid me in recovering any of the data?

DaveRH's picture

Is there anyone out there with an answer to this?  Please smiley