BIN File Type

- The quick facts

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.

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 3 BIN openers that are compatible with this specific type of BIN file.

Programs that open Binary files

010 Editor010 EditorVerified
UltraEditUltraEditVerified
Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

Last updated: June 24, 2022

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.

Macintosh StuffIt Deluxe Archive

We know that one BIN format is Macintosh StuffIt Deluxe Archive. 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.

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 10 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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BIN openers which you will find listed below.

Vivaldi Music Dump

Used by Vivaldi for Acord RISC OS-based computers.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BIN openers which you will find listed below.

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, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Amazon Kindle Update Package

Android Battery Usage Data

AVG Anti-Virus Update Package

CASIO WinCE PDA Backup

CD-I Disk Image

Chasm: The Rift Game Data Archive

Cisco Firmware

CoolCV Snapshot

Gemtek Router Firmware

Grandstream Ringtone

Macintosh Font Suitcase

MediaTek Combined Download Agent Package

Micomsoft Framemeister Profile

Pebble application Binary

PrintFox Bitmap

Sega Genesis / Megadrive / 32x ROM Image

Sound Images Sound Sample

Taxman's Retro Engine Data File

Thomson Speedtouch WLAN Router Firmware

TP-Link Router 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.

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WinMount ApplicationWinMount ApplicationUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
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MplayerMplayerUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
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