NRG File

What are NRG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NRG file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a NRG file?

A .NRG file is a Nero Burning ROM CD Image 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 on your computer. This allows you to play certain media applications without the need for the physical disc.

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

We have identified four NRG openers that are compatible with this specific type of NRG file.

Programs that open Nero Burning ROM CD Image files

Nero Burning ROMNero Burning ROMVerified
IsoBusterIsoBusterVerified
PowerISOPowerISOVerified
DAEMON ToolsDAEMON ToolsVerified

Last updated: January 16, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Alcohol 52%Alcohol 52%Verified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified
Nero BurnLiteNero BurnLiteUser submitted
WinCDEmuWinCDEmuUser submitted
WinMountWinMountUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
UltraISOUltraISOUser submitted
ImgBurnImgBurnUser submitted
DkZ StudioDkZ StudioUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted

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