File Extension BIN

  • Full name
    CD/DVD Binary Image Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a BIN file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a BIN file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your BIN file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The suffix BIN is used by numerous programs to mark your own files in binary format. This ranges from virus definition files via firmware files or GPS logs to plug-in extension of various programs. These files can usually only be opened with the specific program.

Also different games and game consoles use this file extension.

But there are also general BIN files that are not assigned to a specific program alone.

Programs which can open a BIN file

How to open a BIN file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the BIN file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a BIN file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support BIN files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a BIN file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all BIN files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with BIN there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the BIN file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the BIN file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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