Open an NRG file and burn it to a blank disc

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NRG files are image files that are generated by the Nero burning program. You have the option of opening these files with a program that displays image files as a virtual drive or of burning them onto a CD or DVD with a burning program.

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What you need:

  • Daemon Tools Lite (free)
  • Nero

Opening NRG files

NRG files are so-called image files that are generated by the Nero burning program. The burning program creates these files, for example, when you copy a CD or DVD to the hard disk want to save.

  • To continue using these NRG files, you have several options. One possibility is that you use a program that is based on your computer creates a virtual drive with which you can access the contents of these files.
  • The other option is to burn the NRG files to a CD or DVD so that they can be read with a DVD drive.
  • To do this, you can burn these image files onto a data carrier with the Nero burning program.
  • With the program "Daemon Tools Lite"You can read the contents of NRG files without having to burn the image files onto a CD or DVD.
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How to open these files with Daemon Tools

  1. First, download and install the Daemon Tools Lite program on your computer.
  2. After installing the program, the software a virtual drive on your computer. The program window then opens.
  3. Then click on the menu item "Add Image" in the program window. Now select the NRG file you want to open on your computer.
  4. Now you can view the content of the NRG file in Windows-View explorer.

Burning NRG files works like this

  1. First start the Nero burning program. To do this, do not select "Nero Smart Start", but rather the "Nero Burning ROM" program in the program directory.
  2. In the window for the new CD compilation click on "Open" in the lower right corner.
  3. Now select an NRG file on your hard drive and insert a blank disc into your DVD burner.
  4. You can then set the burn speed if you wish and then burn your CD or DVD.

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