Unable to Open an Image Using the Ghost Explorer Tool
Last Updated June 13, 2019
After creating a disk image through the 32-bit Ghost Solution Suite console it is unable to be opened with the GhostExp.exe file.
Ghost Solution Suite 3.3
Corruption in image file, or media not present. Not all files are shown.
There have been changes to the compression routines that are used by the Ghost imaging components and the Ghost Explorer hadn't been updated to account for all compression level changes.
Some of the compression levels have been addressed in GSS RU1 and RU2 but using level -z1 also known as "Optimized for Speed" is still problematic with regards to opening the image with Ghost Explorer. The images are still valid generally speaking but because of the problem in Ghost Explorer it will report an issue in -z1 compressed images erroneously.
This will be fully resolved in GSS 3.3 RU3 when it is relased. The update is to the ghost bianaries and how they save the image files. Any images that have been made with an older version will still not be able to be opened in ghost explorer but any new images with RU3 and later will be able to be opened with ghost explorer.
Attached to this KB is an updated set of the Ghost files that can be extracted and place in the following folder
These files will fix the issues that ghost had while creating an image it will not change the behavior for images already created. Those older images will need to be recreated with this latest ghost version to be able to be opened in ghost explorer.