BIN file format description
Many people share .bin files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bin file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bin files.
4 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.bin - CDRWIN Binary Data File
The BIN disk image files are related to CDRWIN. BIN file is a CDRWIN Binary Data File. The .cue / .bin format developed by Jeff Arnold for CDRWIN can encode CD Image formats in either 2048 or 2324 bytes per sector. The BIN file is a binary copy of an entire CD/DVD disc. The BIN file contains all the data stored on the original disc, not only its files and folders but also its system-specific information such as, boot loaders, volume attributes and any other data. BIN files are usually bigger than .iso files because, in contrast to .iso files, they are not a bit for bit copy of the entire CD/DVD. The CDRWIN seems to be no longer supported.
- Disk Image files
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- CDRWIN Binary Data File related extensions:
- CDRWIN Cue Sheet File
.cem - Windows CE Emulator Image
The CEM development files are related to Windows Mobile SDK. CEM file is a Windows CE Emulator Image.
- Windows Mobile SDK
- Development files
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- Windows CE Emulator Image related extensions:
.bs - C64 Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image
BS file is a Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image. Scanntronik Pagefox is a DTP program cartridge for Commodore 64 computer.
.macbin - Macbinary Encoded
The MACBIN data files are related to MacBinary Converter. MACBIN file is a Macbinary Encoded. MacBinary is a format for representing all the information in a Macintosh file (data and resource fork) in one binary file.
- MacBinary Converter
- Data files
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- Macbinary Encoded related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .bin file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bin files. Be especially cautious with .bin files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .bin file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .bin file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
big, bi, vin, in, hin, fin, bon, bn, bim, bib, nin, ibn, gin, bun, bni
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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