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How to Open a BIN File Online in Windows and MAC

  • Extension: .BIN
  • Type: Disk images
  • Description: Binary Disk Images
  • Developer: N/A
  • Format: binary data


What is a binary file? Opening BIN Files? If you have a File with the .BIN Extension you need specific programs that can open, edit, view and convert this format type. Specific software like an editor, opener, viewer or reader.


What is a .BIN File

The .bin are compressed binary files, a computer related no text file.  A .bin is commonly associated with disk, cd or dvd image backup.


How to open bin files



Burning is a way for opening it.

Burning is a process that needs a Burner, a CUE file and a CD or DVD.

The .CUE is a text with this content FILE yourfilename.bin BINARY.

You will need a burner software, you can use one of the following:

Load both CUE and BIN to burn to the CD or DVD image.


Mount Image

This is another possibity. To mount a virtual image in your computer.

These are the virtual drive programs that you can use:

At the end of the mounting process you will have a virtual drive in your computer which will run the image like a CD or DVD.


Open With a Program

Instructions to open in windows PC and view it with an opener


  1. Find your .bin in your device PC or mobile.
  2. Click on it
  3. Select the option open with to view it
  4. Select the opener program that you have installed from all the software reviewed above.
  5.  Confirm the action.


file extension .bin


File Extension .BIN types

Files with .bin extension are used by the following type(s):

Default extension for .bin type:

Binary filesBIN file suffix is related to common CD/DVD backup files much like ISO files.

Programs that open bin files:

  • AnyToISO (multiplatform software)

Windows openers:

  • BIN to ISO converter
  • Blindwrite
  • CDRwin
  • Daemon Tools
  • gBurner
  • ISOBuster
  • IZArc
  • MagicISO
  • Nero Multimedia Suite
    PowerISO )
  • UltraIso
  • WinMount
  • ZipZag


  • Nero Linux


Default extension for .bin type: Macbinary II encoded 

Compressed encoded as binary or MacBinary. It is commonly used for transferring Macintosh files over the Internet. It ensures the Macintosh resource fork and data fork are kept in one.

  • Mime: application/macbinary
  • Mime: application/x-macbinary
  • Mime: application/x-stuffit

Programs that open bin files:

  • StuffIt Expander


AIM AOL Instant Messenger 

It is used by AIM AOL Instant Messenger.


  • AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)


Apple Safari theme resource files

It is used by Apple Safari.


  • Safari (Apple OS X)


Atari 2600 game ROM 

The BIN file extension is associated with emulators for Atari 2600. It contains game ROM exported from Atari 2600 cartridge.

Atari 2600 was a gaming console released in 1977.


Audio format

Audio files format (short ints, no header)


AVG update 

It is used for update files in the AVG antivirus. The file name typically relates to the update number. It is usually deleted by the updater after the patching process is completed.


  • AVG Antivirus (multiplatform software)


CDRWin CD image files

It is used for a disk image created from a CD using CDRWin. Ït stores data copied from a CD or DVD. It can be mounted by the computer and recognized as a physical disc. CDRWin CD image file is similar to the standard ISO disc image format.Programs:

  • AnyToISO (multiplatform software)
  • AnyToISO for Mac
  • CDRwin
  • Roxio Creator 2012


Game files

The BIN file is used for data files in various computer games. These formats are usually not related (unless using same game engine) and in most cases used for resource files that contains data used within the game, such as graphics, texts, sounds or scripts.Opener Programs
that open bin :

  • CyberBykes (MS-DOS)
  • Delta Force (Windows)
  • Diablo II
  • Dragon UnPACKer
  • Fly!
  • X-Men Legends 2
  • Xpand Rally
  • Xpand Rally Extreme


ICQ 6 files

It id used by ICQ 6 Xtraz. Xtraz are designed to easily add more functionality to your ICQ. All Xtraz are located in the Xtraz Center.


  • ICQ (multiplatform software)


Linux executable files

The BIN file extension is used in Linux operating systems for executable.


  • Linux operating systems (Linux)


MacBinary archive format

The BIN files extension is used for MacBinary archive format often used on Macintosh computers.

  • Mime:
    • application/mac-binary
    •  application/macbinary
    • application/x-macbinary


  • IZArc
  • Mac OS X (Apple OS X)
  • PKZIP for Windows ( Windows)
  • StuffIt Expander( Windows)
  • The Unarchiver <(Apple OS X)
  • WinZip
  • ZipIt (Apple OS X)
  • ZipZag (Windows)


Machine language files

The lowest-level programming language (except for computers that utilize programmable microcode) Machine languages are the only languages understood by computers.

While easily understood by computers, machine languages are almost impossible for humans to use because they consist entirely of numbers.

Programmers, therefore, use either a high-level programming language or an assembly language. An assembly language contains the same instructions as a machine language, but the instructions and variables have names instead of being just numbers.

Programs written in high-level languages are translated into assembly language or machine language by a compiler.

Assembly language programs are translated into machine language by a program called an assembler.

Every CPU has its own unique machine language. Programs must be rewritten or recompiled, therefore, to run on different types of computers.


Micrografx Designer 7 project image file

The BIN extension was used by Micrografx Designer version 7. Micrografx was acquired by Corel. The BIN format is now probably used by iGrafx Designer.


  • iGrafx Designer
  • Micrografx Designer

MTK Chipset GPS tracklog files

Tracklog created by MTK chipset.Software:MTK GPS Datalogger Device Control (multiplatform software)


Nintendo DS binary file

The BIN suffix is associated with Nintendo emulators. Nintendo DS binary file.

Software to open a bin file:

  • No$gba (multiplatform software)


Nokia PC Suite (Windows)

Nokia proprietary ringtone format BIN file suffix is associated with Nokia proprietary ringtone format. File contains ringtone, which could be used on Nokia mobile phones.


Opera encoder files

File extension used by Opera web browser encoder.

Openers Programs:

  • Opera browser (Windows)


Opera Mobile files

File extension used by Opera Mobile.


  • Opera Mobile (multiplatform)


Opton scanner files

It is used by Opton scanner.


  • Rapidform Explorer (multiplatform software)


Perceptron scanner files

File extension used by Perceptron scanners.


  • Rapidform Explorer (multiplatform software)
  • ScanWorks™ 3D (Windows)


Sega Genesis game ROM

The BIN file extension is associated with Game ROM of a Sega Genesis video game, that stores the data from a Sega Genesis cartridge in a single data file. It can be played on a PC using a Genesis emulation program.

Sega Genesis ROMs also sometimes use the SMD extension.


  • Kega Fusion (Windows)


SGI Powerflip files

Powerflip is a replacement for the 'flip' demo, which was a replacement for the 'spin' demo. It will read 3D models from the named files, searching first for the model in the current directory and then in the /usr/demos/General_Demos/powerflip/data/ directory. If given a model argument of '-', .I powerflip will try to read a 3D model from standard input.


TenCORE plug-in file

The BIN file extension is used for plug-in files in TenCORE program. Probably some sort of plugin used in Netscape.


  • TenCORE ( Windows)


Thomson Speedtouch series WLAN router firmware

The BIN extension is also used for binary files that contain firmware update for Thomson Speedtouch ADSL routers.

Thomson is now known as Technicolor SA and no longer produces the Speedtouch line.


Thumbnail cache file

It is used by various applications for thumbnail cache file. Thumbnail cache is used to store thumbnail images for faster view of images in directory, because thumbnails are smaller and can be loaded faster then original images.


  • CodedColor PhotoStudio (Windows)
  • ExifPro


Programs that Open Bin Files in Windows

These programs work on Windows 10, 7 and older versions.

Daemon tools

File extension bin installer for windows is the correct option users have to open it in windows

In the link you will find the daemon tools application very useful to manage these kind of files.


  • Lite+ Full pack: $29.99
  • Ultra Lifetime: $39.99
  • Pro Lifetime: $29.99

daemon tools

Power ISO

Power ISO is another option.


  • Price: 29,99$ (you can download a free copy)


Magic ISO

Magic ISO is another recommended software.



Roxio Creator

roxio creator

Roxio creator is a more professional software with more options.

Price: 80$



How to Download Openers

Best opener programs to download.

Free downloads software and apps.


Related extensions



How to convert BIN files online

You can convert binary images to ISO format.


Online converter

You can convert online with the online converter of


Convert to ISO

You can use an ISO converter software like poweriso and winiso.


How to delete a bin file, is it safe?

You shouldn't delete bin files or folders unless you are sure that the mounting process is finished or you don't need the image binary data. If you are unsure don't remove it.


How to open bin files in Android

Android doesn't read it but you have to rename the app to .apk and then install the app in Android with the apk installer.


Problems opening: Can't open

If you experience problems opening it, the opener will raisee a message: "can't open this file"

Ensure you follow the next tips:

  1. Ensure the .bin extension is properly associated with the software when you double click on the file.
  2. Check that you have installed at least one of the programs need to manage these files.
  3. Update the program to get the last version.
  4. Ensure you have all the computer privileges, you are admin or you have all needed privileges.
  5. Try a different opener.


About .BIN extension

In we explain what is a file with the .bin suffix, how to edit, view, open and convert it.

The binary image files format can be opened with the programs above in windows, mac and linux.

Contact us through the contact page if you have additional information, comment or need help about the BIN File or software related.