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How to Open NRG Files with A NRG File Extractor

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Updated on Jun 30, 2023

A NRG file is a proprietary CD or DVD disk image file created by the popular disk burning software Nero Burning ROM. By using a NRG file extractor, you can play or open NRG files, and this post gives a detailed guide on how to extract NRG file easily.

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What Is a NRG File?

NRG is a CD or DVD image file format created by Nero Burning ROM. A NRG file can be an exact copy of DVD/CD disc, which is usually used for backup or mounting purpose. Different from ISO, NRG is often used to make Audio CD image files (ISO images cannot store audio tracks for Audio CDs). And besides Audio CD, NRG image format can also be used for DVD video and game. As many people do not know how to open NRG file, this article gives three solutions to help you deal with different types of NRG files.

Install DAEMON Tools Lite (free version) for preparation:

This mount image software can be used as a NRG extractor to extract different NRG files and it's the core of this guide.

Related Articles: Convert NRG to ISO l Open and Play an MPL File l How to Open a PRX File

Case 1 - Audio CD Image File

Q: Does anyone know if there is a program that can extract *.nrg music files (NERO image file). I don't want to burn to CD's and would like to keep the extracted audio tracks on the HDD. Thanks :)

Open CD NRG files with the NRG file openerOpen CD NRG files with the NRG file opener


Step1. Launch DAEMON Tools Lite and click "Quick Mount" on the left corner to import the NRG files.

Step 2. Open Start Menu on your computer. Then click "Computer" or "My Computer", and you will find NRG files has been mounted as a new drive.

Note: Here I just take how to open NRG file in windows 10 as an example and the way of opening "Computer" section on different OS and versions may be different.

Step 3. Right click and select "Play with VLC Media Player" or other players on your computer.

* Here is the best solution to rip CD and convert NRG to MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc.: Rip/Convert CD to MP3 with VLC and Windows Media Player

Tips: Another common method is burning NRG to Audio CD and then insert the CD disc into a CD drive, CD player or CD car player for playback. You can use AnyBrun, the free burning software to burn NRG files. Here is the guide >> Step-by-step Guide on How to Burn a CD.

Case 2 - DVD Video Image File

Q: I got a movie in some kind of NRG format. It doesn't work in any way. I tried some video converters, and none of them work. I really need to convert this file to AVI!! Any help?

Play DVD NRG filesPlay DVD NRG files


Step 1. Run the NRG file extractor - DAEMON Tools Lite. After that, click the "Quick Mount" button on the bottom left to select DVD Video NRG files.

Step 2. A window will pop up reminding you that whether you need to open the NRG file. And the NRG files has been mounted as a new virtual drive in "My Computer".

Step 3. How to open NRG file on more devices?  Install WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to convert NRG to MP4 or AVI so you can play it on mobile phones, tablet and other devices. Just Launch the DVD ripper > Click "DVD Disc" and select virtual drive > Go to "Output Format" to choose MP4 or AVI as the output format > Click "Run" to start the conversion process.

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Case 3 - Game Image File

Q: What can I do with a .nrg file aside from burning it to DVD? This is a game I downloaded recently. How to install NRG file and play the game?

The NRG reader to play .nrg files of gameThe NRG reader to play .nrg files of game


Step 1. Open DAEMON Tools Lite and then hit "Quick Mount" in the lower-left corner.

Step 2. You will see a Windows asking if you want to install the game. Or double click on "My Computer" to start the game installation procedure.

That's all about how to open NRG file, in other words, how to extract NRG file. Have you got the idea now? If it works for you, please share it with your friends. And you're welcome to contact us if there is any question or suggestion.

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