BIN File

What are BIN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BIN file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BIN file?

BIN files have multiple uses, and Binary is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Binary File

The BIN file extension is very widely used for very different purposes. Normally BIN indicates that the file is binary, meaning that it is not human readable.

These files are used by many different computer applications and for a variety of purposes, from DVD backup images, and anti-virus updates, to images and audio.

On this page, you will find a collection of some of the known uses of BIN files. You can try opening your file with a hex editor like UltraEdit or 010 Editor to inspect the raw content, or you can use our File Analyzer to find out exactly what type of BIN file you have.

How to open BIN files

We have identified three BIN openers that are compatible with this specific type of BIN file.

Programs that open Binary files

010 Editor010 EditorVerified
Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
UltraEditUltraEditVerified

Last updated: January 16, 2023

Macintosh MacBinary

We know that one BIN format is Macintosh MacBinary. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

BIN opener for Windows

We have identified one BIN opener that is compatible with this specific type of BIN file.

Chasys Draw IES Metadata

Chasys Draw IES is an advanced freeware raster graphics editor with layer and animation support. The Chasys suite also consists of an image converter and an image viewer.

Programs that open these BIN files

We have identified 2 BIN openers that are compatible with this specific type of BIN file.

CloudCompare Data File

CloudCompare is a 3D point cloud processing software used to find differences in 3D points. It is often used with laser scanners.

Programs that open these BIN files

We have identified one BIN opener that is compatible with this specific type of BIN file.

CloudCompareCloudCompareVerified

GoDEX Character Translation Table

GoDEX produces barcode scanners, printers, and related barcode and label design software.

Programs that open these BIN files

We have identified one BIN opener that is compatible with this specific type of BIN file.

GoLabelGoLabelVerified

GPS (MTK Chipset) Tracklog

This file format is used by GPS logging devices based on the MTK chipset.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different BIN openers which you will find listed below.

LMMC Encoded Router Configuration Backup

We know that one BIN format is LMMC Encoded Router Configuration Backup. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these BIN files

We have identified one BIN opener that is compatible with this specific type of BIN file.

RouterPassViewRouterPassViewVerified

Multipaint Image

Multipaint is a drawing application used to draw pictures with the color limitations of some typical 8-bit computer platforms like the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and Atari ST.

Sega Genesis / Megadrive / 32x ROM Image

We know that one BIN format is Sega Genesis / Megadrive / 32x ROM Image. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these BIN files

We have identified one BIN opener that is compatible with this specific type of BIN file.

Kega FusionKega FusionVerified

Vivaldi Music Dump

Used by Vivaldi for Acord RISC OS-based computers.

More file formats using the BIN extension

Through our research of BIN files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Amazfit GTR Watchface
  • Amazon Kindle Update Package
  • Android Battery Usage Data
  • Autel EVO Drone Firmware
  • AVG Anti-Virus Update Package
  • Casio Loopy ROM
  • CASIO WinCE PDA Backup
  • CD-I Disk Image
  • Chasm: The Rift Game Data Archive
  • Cisco Firmware
  • CoolCV Snapshot
  • Free42 State
  • Gemtek Router Firmware
  • Grandstream Ringtone
  • Inno Setup Data
  • MediaTek Combined Download Agent Package
  • Micomsoft Framemeister Profile
  • Pascal Script Binary
  • Pebble Application Binary
  • PrintFox Bitmap
  • Sky: Children Of The Light Level Data
  • Sony PS3 Silk Web Browser Container Format
  • Sound Images Sound Driver
  • StarCalc Data Index
  • SwissMicros DM42 DMCP Firmware
  • Taxman's Retro Engine Data File
  • TBAFS Compressed Archive
  • Thomson Speedtouch WLAN Router Firmware
  • TP-Link Router Firmware
  • VDriveQL Firmware
  • VDriveZX Firmware
  • Yamaha MBDF Archive Firmware

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BIN files. Remember, different programs may use BIN files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

IsoBusterIsoBusterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified
UltraISOUltraISOUser submitted
MplayerMplayerUser submitted
WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
WinMountWinMountUser submitted
SMPlayerSMPlayerUser submitted
TS PlayerTS PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted

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