NRG File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a NRG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .NRG files.

What is a NRG file?

The .nrg extension is assigned to files that have been created with the Nero media disc creation software. The NRG files contain CD or DVD disc images. These images can be exact copies of a CD or DVD or they may contain a collection of various files that can be mounted as a virtual disc to a user's hard drive. This allows the user to play certain media applications without the need for the physical disc in the hard drive.

The Nero software is often used to make copies and backups of CDs, DVDs and important computer files. When you create an NRG file you can play the file on your computer without the need for the actual disc that the file was created from. If you lose the original physical disc, you can burn the file to a new disc as a backup copy.

How to open NRG files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension NRG for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different NRG openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension NRG

While we know of one file format using the .NRG file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .NRG file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of NRG files. Remember, different programs may use NRG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NRG-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with NRG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!