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Help! I need to Convert .NCO files to .JPG files

I have hundreds of photos that I burned on disc in 2006 that are NCO files from an old NERO disc I no longer have. I can't simply convert those to .JPG files. What can I do to get these converted. I would hope NERO has the solution for this as I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem.
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  • Hi Nancy,
    Copy the .nco files to a temp folder on your computer, and rename the .nco to .zip

    There is a chance that you can open the content with WinRAR or WinZip. (Windows usually can open them if your Windows version includes .zip opening capability by itself.)

    One issue is that long file names could be truncated, but with luck, you might be able to open the files. You can rename them individually and save them so that they work with image viewing software.

    If you can successfully extract the image files ... if you highlight them all in Windows Explorer and rename the first one, the rest will also be renamed in that pattern ... unless you need to retain the original file names, in which case the only way is to deal with each one as best you can.
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  • I’m frustrated
    I've tried everything posted here, but none of the suggestions worked. What version did I use in August 2006, and WHERE CAN I FIND AND SAFELY DOWNLOAD A COPY OF NERO BackItUp from then? Thank you in advance!
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  • We recently went through this with someone else. The files were named xxxxx.jpg.nco. The x's are any character and there may be more. Deleting the .jpg and changing the .nco to .zip helped.I just want to make sure we're on the same page and that's what you did.

    You probably had Nero v7 in 2006. You can download that from nero.com, downloads, previous products downloads, older versions. The problem is that you won't have the job files which are needed to open the .nco files unless you still have the same hard drive and you haven't reinstalled the operating system.

    To get around that, you would need to create a bootable disc. After installing v7, insert a CD into a drive. Then launch Backitup. Select Tools, Create a bootable disc. Select the drive with the CD in it and click on Create to create the bootable disc. You can then boot from that disc and restore your files. If you have a UEFI system, you need to go into the BIOS and disable SecurBoot before you try to boot from the disc.
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  • Some things matter, others don't!

    Starting with a .zip uploaded by a recent user, I unzipped it to obtain the 3 .nco files it contained. I then renamed those three files, changing the '.nco' to '.zip' on the first, simply adding '.zip' after the '.nco' of the second, and changing entire name of the third to 'z.zip'. All three can be unzipped to obtain the enclosed '.jpg' files (embedded in their original folder structures):

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    Just use the latest version of 7-zip. You don't even have to rename the files. Go to the respective folder, select all files you want to unzip, select your destination folder, chose "No Pathname" and Extract. 7-zip will create individual folders for each zipped item. If you chose "No Path" it will not re-create the full original pathway, just a one-level folder. I can even see the pictures as thumbnails, so I wll go only into the individual folders of the pictures I really want to see, copy, upload, etc.
    Many thanks to 7-zip, shame on Nero for making our lives so difficult!
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