Open BIN File

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What is BIN File?

BIN file extension is used to specify that file stores information in binary format. In this case binary means that file is non-text format and information inside it could not be interpreted if you open BIN file in text editor. It is possible that parts of the binary file may be interpreted as text using text editor but entire content would not be readable.

How can I open BIN File?

To open BIN file you need to know what application was used to create it. If BIN file is part of CUE/BIN disk image you can use cd authoring or audio software to open it. If BIN file is executable for Linux you can launch it by modifying execution permissions.

What are executable binary files

Executable binary files are files which contain computer code in binary format. Typically such files contain computer binary machine codes in a format which is readily available to be loaded into memory and executed by CPU without any modifications.

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BIN Quick Details
Binary File
  • application/mac-binary
  • application/macbinary
  • application/octet-stream
  • application/x-binary
  • application/x-macbinary
Opens with
  • MultiEdit32
  • Notepad
  • FAR
  • Any Hex Editor