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    What is .bin

    I tried to Download a file And it comes Out as A .bin What program do i need to Convert that to a program?

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    No you do not need to convert it. .bin are files used to burn CDs, if you do not have a cd-rw burner you can extract the files using winiso

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    Ohh lol How foolish of me. Ty very much

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    You can use nero as your burner. just go to File-> Burn Image....

    i use IsoBuster for extracting CD images...

    http://www.topshareware.com/IsoBuster-transfer-5993.htm

    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Misc..._20676983.html

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    Re: What is .bin

    Originally posted here by Faithbeme
    I tried to Download a file And it comes Out as A .bin What program do i need to Convert that to a program?
    Wasnt .bin also a mac compression format? (Stuffit?)
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    I have also found some .bin under *nix systems, and it is possible to find these files in games and such. It is probable though that this is really a disc image.
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    thanx for the help
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    Probably not one of them... but:

    Cisco also has their IOS images as .bin files.

    I've actaully seen a lot of firmware updates and the like in .bin format.
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    .bin stands for binary

    it's originaly a name to show it's not in txt format (old time unix stuff)

    it's most often used for images (CD firmware etc)
    or executables (linux (java runtime installer for example))
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    My BIOS updates are .BIN's. A lot of installers (Sun's JDK installer comes to mind) on *NIX are .BIN files. Even some antivirus companies distribute their virus defs with a .BIN extension. .BIN can be pretty much anything. In your case, it's probably a disk image though.

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