GHS File Extension

GHS file icon
Norton Ghost Image Segment
  • Developer
    Symantec
  • Popularity
    2.6 (3 votes)

What is GHS file?

Full format name of files that use GHS extension is Norton Ghost Image Segment. Norton Ghost Image Segment specification was created by Symantec. Files with GHS extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. GHS file format, along with 174 other file formats, belongs to the Backup Files category. The most popular software that supports GHS files is Norton Ghost. On the official website of Symantec Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theNorton Ghost software, but also about GHS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support GHS file extension

Programs that can handle GHS files are as follows. Files with GHS suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support GHS file

How to open file with GHS extension?

Being unable to open files with GHS extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Norton Ghost Image Segment files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GHS files.

Step 1. Download and install Norton Ghost

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GHS files is that no program that can handle GHS files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Norton Ghost developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Norton Ghost website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Norton Ghost and update if needed

If you already have Norton Ghost installed on your systems and GHS files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why GHS files are not compatible with Norton Ghost. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Norton Ghost.

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

If you have the latest version of Norton Ghost installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage GHS on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the GHS file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Norton Ghost is installed, check the Always use this app to open GHS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GHS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Norton Ghost and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with GHS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the GHS for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the GHS file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The GHS may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the GHS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the GHS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the GHS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic GHS file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with GHS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Norton Ghost

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with GHS extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Norton Ghost Image Segment files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with GHS files affecting older versions of given software.

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