restored .gho image

Fjs / Lifebook s710
April 17, 2009 at 22:51:19
Specs: Windows XP SP3

Well, the thing is... accidentally I've delted my .gho file (and .ghs as a part of it). They were 4,3 Gb and 800 Mb. Then, at last, I've managed to restore it with ontrack easy recovery (thx guys), but now it is splitted on 200 pieces of total of 8 Gigs. Ghost explorer won't read any of them saying "This image has been locked by BIOS and cant be viewed by Ghost explorer". (
So how can I view these files cause I desperatly need a small piece of data out of this image to be restored?

THX in advance!

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April 18, 2009 at 07:01:40
The problem is that when ghost compresses the files it no longer follows the normal parameters of one file per cluster. It uses most of the available space and somehow keeps track of where the peices of the files are stored. I don't think you will have much luck now.

I would recommend you try Knoppix or post on the Symantec Ghost forums.

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April 18, 2009 at 12:28:02
I agree with Othehill. If they were originally two files of 4.3 gb and 800mb, and now are 200 files equalling 8 gb, the 'Easy Recovery' recovery process obviously did not go well.

You could try other recovery programs. They don't all work the same and sometimes a different one will work.

PC Inspector (freeware)

Zero assumption Recovery
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs


File Scavenger

Easeus Data Recovery

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April 19, 2009 at 15:21:06
Image locked by bios is an unknown problem. Are you sure it said that?

I might be tempted to use copy or maybe robocopy to return all the peices to a single file.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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