How to mount an nrg file

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How to mount an nrg file
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The file extension NRG denotes a CD or DVD image file created with Nero. Like ISO files, NRG files contain not just the data from a CD or DVD, but information about the disc's structure, allowing you to burn the NRG file to a blank disc or mount it using a virtual drive and run it like an ordinary disc. There are several programs you can use to either mount the NRG file or convert it to an ISO file, which more programs are able to read.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Mount the NRG file with Nero ImageDrive, which you can access through Nero StartSmart. If you created the NRG file yourself and already have Nero on your computer, this is the easiest option.

  2. 2

    Mount the NRG file with a free disc image mounting program that supports the NRG format, such as MagicDisc, Daemon Tools Lite or Gizmo Drive (see Resources). If you don't want to purchase Nero just to mount an NRG file or two, these free programs will do the trick.

  3. 3

    Convert the NRG file to ISO using the freeware application NRG2ISO. Mount the ISO file using free ISO mounting software, such as Virtual CloneDrive, ISODisk or Mount ISO Files Virtually (see Resources). If you already have an ISO mounting program that doesn't read NRG files and don't want to install another disc image mounting program, converting the file will allow you to open it.

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