,bin file

  Baslla321 11:08 24 Oct 2005

Does anyone know how to open a .bin file ? Windows cant open it. I am scared to suggest that it opens with any particular software as I am not sure what it is. My daughter must have dowloaded this last evening and I am curious to find out what's in it.

  splork 11:21 24 Oct 2005

If it comes with a .cue file it's a CD image, if not
thats a generic suffix for a miscellaneous binary file. try loading it into notepad (right click the file, select open with and navigate to notepad) or this click here
Paste the first 4-8 characters into a google search and you should be able to find out what kind of file it is.

  woodchip 14:34 24 Oct 2005

Bin files are normally to update programs or firmware and are installed through the relevant program

  Baslla321 16:18 24 Oct 2005

Notepad only showed a lot of 'xyz', all jumbo mambo. I tried to download the file from Foundstone which opens .bin files but it kept giving me 'DB error.
But my daughter came now and she just showed me that there was another file adjacent to this bin file which then opens it. It is a game from Sega for kids. Thank you all.

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