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R17 File Extension

Norton Ghost Rar
  • Developer
    Symantec Corporation
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is R17 file?

Full format name of files that use R17 extension is Norton Ghost Rar. Norton Ghost Rar format was developed by Symantec Corporation. R17 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. R17 file belongs to the Archive Files category just like 619 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports R17 files is Norton Ghost. Norton Ghost software was developed by Symantec Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about R17 files or the Norton Ghost software program.

Programs which support R17 file extension

Programs that can handle R17 files are as follows. R17 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support R17 file

How to open file with R17 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening R17 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with R17 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Norton Ghost

Install software to open R17 file Problems with opening and working with R17 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with R17 files being present on your machine. 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. The safest method of downloading Norton Ghost installed is by going to developer’s website (Symantec Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Norton Ghost to the latest version

Update software that support file extension R17If the problems with opening R17 files still occur even after installing Norton Ghost, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. 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 R17 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. Assign Norton Ghost to R17 files

After installing Norton Ghost (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open R17 files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with R17 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the R17 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Norton Ghost installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open R17 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with R17 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with R17 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Norton Ghost and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with R17 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the R17 for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the R17 file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check R17 file for viruses
1. Check the R17 file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the R17 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. If the scanner detected that the R17 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the R17 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic R17 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. When downloading the file with R17 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Norton Ghost Rar 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 R17 files. Close all running programs and try opening the R17 file.

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

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 R17 files affecting older versions of given software.

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