I've been backing up my data on DVD and i have a few hundred by now. I would burn them then save the file as a (.nri) file the default format. Is there a program or some way of saving or converting many preexisting (.nri) files to (.TXT) files or some other easier to read and searchable file format.
For further clarification: text file with the file and/or directories listed.
I thought there was some kind of leaning toward this function because of the save log function but never saw any thing change.
BinText should do the trick. This tiny tool was formerly published by Foundstone, but they don't offer that any more. You should find that utility on the web using a search engine.