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R16 File Extension

Norton Ghost Rar
  • Developer
    Symantec Corporation
  • Category
    Archive Files
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What is R16 file?

Full format name of files that use R16 extension is Norton Ghost Rar. Symantec Corporation defined the Norton Ghost Rar format standard. R16 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. R16 file format, along with 619 other file formats, belongs to the Archive Files category. The software recommended for managing R16 files is Norton Ghost. Norton Ghost software was developed by Symantec Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about R16 files or the Norton Ghost software program.

Programs which support R16 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support R16 files. Files with R16 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 R16 file

How to open file with R16 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening R16 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with R16 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Norton Ghost

Install software to open R16 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports R16 files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Norton Ghost and install it on your device. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of Norton Ghost

Update software that support file extension R16You still cannot access R16 files although Norton Ghost is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Norton Ghost cannot handle files with R16 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Norton Ghost should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Norton Ghost to R16 files

After installing Norton Ghost (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open R16 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with R16 file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the R16 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • 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 R16 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with R16 file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected R16 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with R16 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the R16 for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the R16 file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check R16 file for viruses
1. Check the R16 file for viruses or malware

If the R16 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the R16 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the R16 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the R16 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic R16 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with R16 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Norton Ghost

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support R16 files. Close all running programs and try opening the R16 file.

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 Rar 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 R16 files affecting older versions of given software.

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