Opening BIN files

Did your computer fail to open a BIN file? We explain what BIN files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your BIN files.

What is a BIN file?

The .bin file extension is most commonly associated with compressed binary files. These files are used by many different computer applications and for a variety of purposes. The .bin extension is commonly used with CD and DVD backup image files and certain anti-virus programs. The BIN files contain binary code that is used by the different applications on your computer.

In some cases, the BIN files are saved in basic binary format and can be opened with a text editor. However, there are some BIN files that are created by certain computer applications, such as Roxio Creator, that must be opened with the software that it was created with or with a compatible software application.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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