BIN File Extension

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Binary Disc Image
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What is BIN file?

Files with the BIN extension contain images of data carriers – discs, CDs, flash drives, or memory cards, stored using a binary method. It is usually an exact copy of all the raw data contained on such physical drive.

BIN files may include:

  • Files,
  • Directories,
  • Boot files,
  • Volumes and their attributes,
  • Other data, specific to a given data carrier - metadata

Additional information about BIN files

Data stored within a BIN image are copied by the dedicated software, sector by sector. BIN files are usually associated with CD, DVD or Blue-Ray images. Their format enables them to be simulated as discs, utilising proper software. It can be also converted into an ISO file, thus some chosen files or folders can be extracted. Software utilizing BIN files are usually programs designed for recording discs, simulating drives, or archiving software.

Programs that support BIN file

Conversion of a BIN file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the BIN extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of BIN file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from BIN extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to BIN file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the BIN file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the BIN file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the BIN file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the BIN file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the BIN file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the BIN file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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