Open BIN File

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Open BIN File

BIN file is short for binary file. It is impossible to open BIN files in text editor because they consist of information in binary form which could only be enterpreted by computer applications or operating system. This extension is also associated with extension used for UNIX executable files. These files can run on cross-platform.

Some BIN files are actually created during software installation and remain on a system unless the application is uninstalled. These files are only accessible by the application that created them. Notepad can be used in trying to view the content of the file however, unreadable text may appear.

Bin files are prone to virus infection. Some known virus and worms inject malicious codes to bin files and compress it to prevent detection by anti-virus applications. There are also several virus-worm characteristic programs that rename EXE files into BIN files to prevent applications from running a normal process.

There are plenty of applications that can open BIN files. In Windows XP, the Exe2bin command converts an executable file into binary format. The syntax for the command is: exe2bin [input file] [output file with destination].

To properly open BIN file a hex editor is recommended.

Clean Disk Security application can open BIN files in formats such as text, hex, and decimal.

Similar file types

    • EXE file - Executable File
    • DLL file - Dynamic Link Library
    • TMP file - Temporary File
    • DRV file - Driver File

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.


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  Binary File
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