.NRG File Extension

Nero CD/DVD Image File

The NRG file format was created by Nero AG for the Nero Burning ROM utility. It stores disc images. Programs like Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools can mount NRG files onto virtual drives for reading. NRG ...

General Information

Title NRG File Extension
Extension .nrg
Full Form Nero CD/DVD Image File
File Type Disk Image File
Developer Nero AG
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store disc images
Additional Functions Exact copy, CD/DVD backup
Features Multisession support, Audio track storage

File Characteristics

Quality High, Lossless
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Limited

Use Cases

Data Backup Yes
Software Distribution Yes
Media Playback With software

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malicious code
Best Practices Scan for viruses, Use trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Late 1990s
Latest Version Nero 2023

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .iso, .bin, .cue, .ccd

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Nero Burning ROM Paid Windows
PowerISO Free, Paid Windows, Linux, Mac
DAEMON Tools Free, Paid Windows, Mac