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File Extension BIN

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BIN File Extension

Most people are familiar with a few simple file extensions-- basically, the ones we see and use frequently. So after we type a few Word documents or save a few photographs we just know that .doc means a Word document and .jpeg means an image file. However today there are literally thousands of file extensions in use and “the problem arises when you get a file from someone else and have no idea what it is or what program will open it.” (Tucows)

This can be a real problem if you receive a file with the .bin extension. The obvious conclusion is that it’s a binary file of some sort. And this may be correct—or not. The fact is, there are 23 distinct uses of the .bin file extension, ranging from true binary files to video backup files, game files , Mac encoded files and more. (File-extensions)

The three most common types of .bin file extension seem to be Mac encoded files, binary files and video files, so we’ll look at these. If your file is not one of these, you may need to find out what program was used to create it from the sender. The Mac encoded files are known as Macbinary II encoded files and are commonly used for transferring Mac files over the Internet securely. These files can be opened with Smith Micro Stuffit Expander on Mac systems and with Stuffit Deluxe 12 on Windows. (File Info) The Stuffit software is available online as a free download. (Cnet Download)

If you have a generic binary file, you will probably have to know what program it was written in to be able to open it. These files contain data stored in a binary format and can be created by multiple programs. “In general, a binary file will look like garbage when viewed in a text editor and unless there is some clue in the ASCII portion of the file (if any) there is little one can do to determine which program a particular .bin file goes with.” (Filext)

The third type is called bin/cue files and are often used as CD/DVD backup images. In this case, .bin files are usually accompanied by .cue files which list the contents of the .bin file. (binextensionfile) These are video files saved as raw data from a DVD or CD and may be several GBs in size. (File Suffix) This type of file can be opened from Windows, Mac or Linux systems with Videolan VLC Media Player. This multimedia player can be downloaded free from Cnet’s Downloads.


Opening BIN Files

BIN files have at least 12 way(s) to be opened. The BIN programs which open BIN files include: Binary File, AVG Update File, CDRWin CD Image File, Linux Executable, MacBinary Archive Format Often used on Macintosh., Micrografx Designer 7 Project Image, MTK Chipset GPS Tracklog, Perceptron Scanner File, SGI Powerflip, TenCORE Plug-in Helper Application, Thomson Speedtouch Series WLAN Router Firmware, Unknown Apple II File (found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom)
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.BIN File Format #1

BIN Program: Binary File
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
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.BIN File Format #2

BIN Program: AVG Update File
BIN Company: AVG Technologies
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.BIN File Format #3

BIN Program: CDRWin CD Image File
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
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.BIN File Format #4

BIN Program: Linux Executable
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
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.BIN File Format #5

BIN Program: MacBinary Archive Format Often used on Macintosh.
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
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.BIN File Format #6

BIN Program: Micrografx Designer 7 Project Image
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
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.BIN File Format #7

BIN Program: MTK Chipset GPS Tracklog
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
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.BIN File Format #8

BIN Program: Perceptron Scanner File
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
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.BIN File Format #9

BIN Program: SGI Powerflip
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
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.BIN File Format #10

BIN Program: TenCORE Plug-in Helper Application
BIN Company: TenCORE
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.BIN File Format #11

BIN Program: Thomson Speedtouch Series WLAN Router Firmware
BIN Company: Thomson Telecom
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.BIN File Format #12

BIN Program: Unknown Apple II File (found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom)
BIN Company: No BIN Company Listed
Other BIN searchers also searched for the following file extensions: RUN, HLX, FATESA, FWEB, ONE, PSR, CIR, BIM, PFA, SZX, 89Q, T3M, TAP, TBP, TDM, CXX, MCF, FS6, MANTEC, ZFO, AUTOLA

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