Did you find some files in NRG format but you don't know how to consult their content? Don't worry: NRG files are CD and DVD image files that are generated using Nero, a popular burning software, and can be used with many software. How do you say? None of the programs you usually use seem to support them? If so, you might try to bypass the problem by turning them into common ISO files, then burning or mounting them with any suitable software.
What do you say? Yes, I know, it is not the most elegant solution in this world, but luckily there are free programs that take away the user from any embarrassment allowing to convert NRG to ISO in an extremely simple and fast way. They have an excellent success rate (unfortunately they are not foolproof) and are compatible with both Windows and macOS. Alternatively, if this solution does not prove successful, you could consider extracting or mounting the NRG files directly, using other solutions (which, if you want, I'll talk to you later, in the course of this guide).
Are you ready for action? Yup? Great. Then I would suggest that we ban the chatter and immediately start getting busy. Position yourself comfortably, take a few minutes of free time just for yourself and concentrate on reading everything listed below. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. What do you say, we bet?
How to Convert NRG to ISO on PC
You are using a PC with su installed Windows and you would like to understand how to convert NRG to ISO? Then continue reading: below, in fact, you will find indicated what I believe to be the best solutions used for this purpose.
NRG to ISO
NRG to ISO it is the first application that I can recommend you. It is very light, completely free and, to work, it does not require any installation process: just ideal for those, like you, who want to find out how to convert NRG to ISO without wasting too much time.
To download NRG to ISO on your PC, connect to the program's website and click on the link Download present on the right, under the heading Latest Version. Next, extract the ZIP file obtained and start the file .exe present inside.
When you see the software window on the desktop, click on the button Open che trovi in corrispondenza della dicitura NRG File and select the NRG file you want to convert, then press the button Convert and wait for the conversion procedure to start and complete. The final file will be saved in the same location as the original file.
If the program that I have already recommended to you before should fail in its mission, you can try to rely on Poweriso, a commercial software that allows you to manage the image files of CD and DVD in 360 degrees. It is paid (it costs $ 29,95), but it is available in a free trial version that has the only limitation that it cannot process images heavier than 300 MB.
To download PowerISO on your PC, connect to the program's website and click on the item Download PowerISO v6.1 (64-bit) (if you are using 64-bit Windows) or on that Download PowerISO v6.1 (32-bit) (if you are using 32-bit Windows).
Once the download is complete, open the file .exe obtained and, in the window you see appear on the desktop, press the buttons Yes, Accept e Install. Next, click on the button forward e poi quello end, but will conclude the setup.
At this point, all you have to do is start PowerISO, calling it through the collegamento which was added on desktop or through the Start menu and, once the software window is displayed on the screen, click on the button Continue testing, to use the free trial version.
Afterward, click on the menu Means located at the top left and select the option Converted from the latter. In the further window that opens, click on the icon of gialla poster located under the heading Source file, choose the NRG file to be converted to ISO and make sure that it corresponds to the drop-down menu Image file format, the option is selected Standard ISO image file (otherwise you provide).
To conclude, click on your button OK, to start the file conversion process. The final image will be saved in the same location as the original one.
Another program to which you can appeal to perform the operation object of this guide is AnyToISO: it is a software that allows you to convert ISO files to any other image file format and vice versa. It also allows you to create CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray from the files in question. It is quite easy to use and is paid (costs 22,95 euros), but you can download it in a free trial version that works for a limited time.
To download it to your computer, go to the program's website, click on the button free Download and, subsequently, su Download for Windows.
Once the download is complete, open the file .exe obtained and click the button Yes in the window that opens on the desktop. Then click on the button forward, check the box I accept the terms of the license agreement and click to lock your button forward three times in a row, then on that Install and, finally, on the button end.
Now that you see the software window on your screen, make sure the tab is selected Convert / extract ISO files (otherwise you do it yourself), then click on the button Open image that you find next to the item Source image file and select the NRG format file you want to convert to ISO.
To conclude, click on your button Converted and wait for the procedure to be completed. The ISO file that will be returned to you will be saved in the same location as the source file.
How to Convert NRG to ISO on Mac
Stai using MacOS and would like to know how to convert NRG files to ISO on the bitten apple operating system? Then use the resources listed below: they are all very easy to use, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
The first of the tools that I suggest you put to the test to be able to convert NRG files to ISO format on Mac is the terminal, the tool included with all Macs to interact with the system from the command line. To use it for your purpose, just start it and issue a special command, in fact.
To be precise, the first step you need to take is to call the Terminal by clicking on its icon (Quella with the black window with the line of code) found in the folder Other . Launchpad. Alternatively, you can open the Terminal via Spotlight, Siri or by recalling it from the folder Applications say macOS.
Once the Terminal window appears on the screen, type the following command, taking care to replace the itineraries and names of the two files with the paths and real names of the images to be treated. Next, hit the button Submit on the keyboard.
dd if = / Users / tuonome / Desktop / immagine.nrg of = / Users / tuonome / Desktop / immagine.iso bs = 512 skip = 600
Note that this procedure slightly modifies the NRG file by removing 600 bytes from the image and saving it with the ISO extension. Also, it only works on CD and DVD images written on a single session.
If you are not satisfied with using the Terminal or if you have encountered problems while using it, you can convert NRG to ISO AnyToISO: the program I told you about in the previous lines in its Windows version. It is also available for macOS and, even then, its operation is very simple.
To download the software to your Mac, visit its official website and click the button first free Download and then, in the new page displayed, on that Download for macOS.
When the download is complete, extract theZIP archive obtained in any position of the computer, drag theprogram icon (Quella with il software logo) contained within it in the folder Applications say macOS, fai clic destroy your di essa and select the voice apri from the context menu, in order to start AnyToISO, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (operation that must be carried out only at the first start).
Now that you see the AnyToISO main window on your desktop, the steps you need to take to be able to convert your NRG files to ISO images are practically the same as those seen on Windows.
How to Burn or Mount ISO Files
Following the directions I gave you in the previous lines, you were able to convert your NRG files to ISO images and now you'd like to understand how burn to disc the latter on disk or as mount them? In the first case, I refer you to reading my specific guide on how to burn ISO, while in the second I suggest you consult my post on how to mount ISO files.
How to Extract NRG Files
You are not interested in converting NRG files into ISO images but you simply want to understand how to access their content by going to to extract? Then continue reading: below you will find some software suitable for this purpose.
Che che stai using è a PC Windows, to be able to extract the content of image files in NRG format, you can contact IsoBuster: it is a famous program to recover data from damaged CDs and DVDs and perform numerous operations related to ISO files (as well as other types of image files). It is paid (costs $ 39,95), but is available in a free trial version that allows you to test all its features for a period of 30 days.
To download the trial version of IsoBuster on your computer, connect to the program's website and click on the button Download IsoBuster. Once the download is complete, open the file .exe obtained and, in the window that appears on the desktop, click the buttons Yes, OK, forward (four times in a row), Install, end e Yes, but will conclude the setup.
At this point, click on the button Close to close the window through which you are asked to register the copy of the program, click on the button Yes to enable automatic checking for updates, select the menu Fillet (top left) and choose the option Open image file from the latter, and then select the NRG file you want to extract.
Once this is done, in the lower part of the window, on the left, you will find the structure of the partitions that make up the image file, while on the right you can see the files and folders part of each of them. Then proceed to drag the elements of your interest out of the software window and drop them in the position you prefer.
The Unarchiver (macOS)
Stai using MacOS, to be able to extract NRG files you can rely on The Unarchiver: it is an application that allows you to extract the contents of all major compressed archive formats (eg ZIP, RAR and 7Z) and also supports some types of image files, such as ISO and NRG. Note, then, that it automatically sets itself as the default software to perform this operation.
To download it on your Mac, visit the relevant section of the Mac App Store, click on the button View in the Mac App Store and, in the window that opens, click on the button Ottieni / Installa. If necessary, authorize the download by typing the password of your Apple ID or via touch ID (if the Mac you are using supports the above technology).
Once the download and installation procedure is complete, double-click on the NRG image that you previously couldn't open and - if everything goes right - The Unarchiver should extract its contents in a folder of your choice. Alternatively, right click on the file you are interested in and select the items Open with> The Unarchiver give the menu answer.
How to Mount NRG Files
At this point, you should have managed, one way or another, to convert NRG files to ISO, or at least extract their contents into a folder. If, however, you need to mount NRG files in a virtual drive, without first converting it to ISO, you have to turn to specific solutions, topo daemon Tools.
Daemon Tools is a program that allows you to "mount" NRG files (as well as many other types of image files) in virtual drives, in order to consult their contents and copy them to your PC. For Windows it is available in both a free version (called Daemon Tools Lite) and for a fee (with a base price starting from 5 euros / month) with extra functions, such as the ability to burn images and create bootable USB sticks. For macOS, however, it is only available in a paid variant (with a base price of 9 euros / month), but it can be downloaded in a trial version that works without limitations for 20 days.
To download Daemon Tools Lite on Windows, visit the program's website and click on the button Download. A download complete, apri il file .exe obtained and, in the window that appears on the desktop, press the buttons Yes, Free license e Install.
Then select the option Free Licenseclick on your bottone Agree & Continue, remove the check from the box for installing extra programmi and click the buttons Install ed Run. If during the setup phase you are also offered the installation of the controller Disc Soft, you agree to this: it serves to make the program work correctly. Instead, it rejects any requests relating to the installation of other software.
Now that you see the desktop software, click on the button Quickly mount which is located at the bottom left and select the NRG file saved on your computer for which you wish to intervene. Later, you will find the file in question in the form of a virtual CD / DVD drive in the section PC / Computer question dell 'File Explorer of Windows.
If, however, you are using macOS, to download Daemon Tools, go to this web page and click on the button Download, up. When the download is complete, open the package .dmg ottenuto, trascina l 'software icon (Quella with il logo del programma) in the folder Applications say macOS, fai clic destroy your di essa and select the voice apri twice in a row, in order to start the application, bypassing the limitations that Apple imposes on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).
In the window that is now shown on your desk, click on the button I agree, enter the password of your user account on macOS and click on the button Install assistant. If you see a warning about the system extension block, you open System Preferenceby clicking on the icon with thegear which is located on the Dock barselects the icon di Security and Privacy in the window that opens and press the button Allow, located at the bottom. Then press the buttons in the Daemon Tools window Continue e Open DAEMON Tools.
At this point, click on the buttons Test e Close, in order to start the free trial period of the program, and mount the NRG file in your possession, by pressing the button Quickly mount located at the bottom left and selecting the image file of your interest. Later, you can access it from the sidebar of the Finder or from Desk, as if it were a common disk.
For more details about the operation of the program, I refer you to reading my specific guide on Daemon Tools.