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EX File Extension

Norton Ghost Template Format

What is EX file?

EX is a template file format used by Norton Ghost developed by Symantec. EX templates are used for creating backup copies of data. EX files contain settings that are automatically applied when backup copy is initiated and allow automation of the entire backup process.

Norton Ghost

Program Ghost is a software tool for performing data backups. Ghost allows user to back up entire disks or individual partitions. Full system restore is also possible with Norton Ghost. EX template file can further automate and standardize the entire backup process. Norton Ghost can also be used to clone disks.

Programs which support EX file extension

Programs that can handle EX files are as follows. EX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support EX file

Updated: 03/05/2022

How to open file with EX extension?

Problems with accessing EX may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Norton Ghost Template Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Norton Ghost

Install software to open EX file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EX files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Norton Ghost. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Norton Ghost installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Symantec Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Norton Ghost to the latest version

Update software that support file extension EXIf the problems with opening EX files still occur even after installing Norton Ghost, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Norton Ghost is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Norton Ghost cannot handle files with EX may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Norton Ghost is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open EX files to Norton Ghost

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate EX files with latest version of Norton Ghost you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with EX file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the EX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Norton Ghost is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open EX files and clicking OK.
Associate software with EX file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with EX extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with EX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the EX is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper EX file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check EX file for viruses
1. The EX may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the EX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. EX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the EX file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic EX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the EX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Norton Ghost Template Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Norton Ghost

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EX files. Close all running programs and try opening the EX file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Norton Ghost Template Format files. It may be the case that the EX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a EX file

File Conversions from EX extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to EX file
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