What Is the File Extension Nbi?

by Faith Davies

Data loss due to a systems crash or virus can cost businesses and individuals time and money trying to recover the information. A number of software programs are designed to prevent data loss, including one that uses .nbi files.

Identification

A file with the .nbi file extension is known as a Nero information file.

Programs

Produced by Nero AG, Nero Backitup is the program that creates .nbi files.

Function

Nbi files contain an exact replica of a file that you have created using Nero Backitup. The .nbi file extension serves as a marker to your computer, signaling that the file requires Nero Backitup in order to be accessed.

Benefits

If you lose data, you can use .nbi files to reinstall all of the information onto your hard drive.

Considerations

In order for .nbi files to be useful, it is important that you save the files to a CD or DVD, external hard drive or zip disc. Save new .nbi files on a regular basis to ensure that you always have the most up-to-date versions of your important files available.

About the Author

Faith Davies has been writing professionally since 1996, contributing to various websites. She holds an LAH insurance license in the state of Pennsylvania and has experience as a bank branch manager and lending officer. Davies graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in art history.