Can I recover a v2i file without Norton Ghost?

Scott May 1, 2010

I have a v2i file (a hard drive backup) from my old job. I no longer have Norton Ghost. Is there any solution besides shelling out the $60+ for Norton Ghost?

  1. Guest
    October 19, 2011 at 6:23 am

    ...Or you could try mounting it in VMWare and either pull the data off or boot an imaging CD on the virtual machine.

  2. Anonymous
    August 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    when was the file made?  Symantec bought Partition Magic  in order to get rid of it, but you can check to see if the latest version of  PM (8 i think) will open open + restore the file.

  3. Aibek
    May 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm


    It seems to me that V2I is a proprietary file type used by Symantec (in particular by Norton Ghost). I think it's very unlikely for some other program to open or recognize this.

  4. ænon1mus
    May 2, 2010 at 6:52 pm


  5. Johnathan TheTool Lane
    May 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I'm pretty sure the trial version of ghost will suffice to your needs if you are just going to recover. Also, its probably not a good idea to do this, but you could make BartPE live disk and instead of buying ghost you can search the specific file names BartPE requests to use ghost. Then build your disc with PEBuilder and use BartPE to image whenever you want. However, this is not legal.

    • Aibek
      May 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Hey Johnattan,

      thanks for the input, could you please outline the steps and provide links as well. I tried to follow your recommendations but not really sure what you mean by 'search the specific file names BartPE requests to use ghost'

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