SBIN File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SBIN file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SBIN for different purposes.

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!

Suggest another file format using extension SBIN

While we know of one file format using the .SBIN file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SBIN file.