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What are SBIN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SBIN file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SBIN files.

What is a SBIN file?

The SBIN file format is used for a proprietary firmware data file type that was developed by Cisco. Also known as unsigned firmware image files, these data files use the .sbin file extension. These SBIN files are issued by the firmware developers of device components found in Cisco network devices that have Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. These Cisco network devices include routers, VoIP tools, network hubs and switches.These SBIN files contain code that is used by the hardware components of these Cisco network devices for updating its firmware. The control panel applets included in the software suite, which is packaged with these Cisco network devices, can access the data in these .sbin files. These control panel applets do this upon the request of the user to update the associated firmware of the hardware components in these Cisco network devices, or when a scheduled automatic update is required.It's recommended to leave these SBIN files alone. This will ensure that the associated hardware components of these Cisco network devices can properly perform required firmware updates.

How to open SBIN files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SBIN file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SBIN file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: July 16, 2011

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