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File Extension .BIN Details

This page contains details for file extension .BIN. There may be multiple entries on this page. And because there are many associations for a same file extension, not all of them are listed here. This page contains 4 record(s) for file extension .BIN.

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Extension: BIN
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
Binary File
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Used for a wide variety of content and with many different programs. When viewed in a file editor, a .BIN file will show non human character. Sometimes it is associated with CD or DVD image that can be written to a disc or opened by a virtual CD/DVD disc program.



Extension: BIN
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
AVG Update File AVG Technologies
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Usually associated with the update number. For example Update Number. 7.0.211 is in the file U7F211.BIN; Update Number. 7.0.2 is in the file U7lX2.BIN; and so on. The file is usually removed by the updater but probably abandoned.



Extension: BIN
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
CDRWin CD Image File
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Sometimes this is an .ISO file. Bin2Iso can convert it to the ISO format before burned it into a disc. IsoBuster can directly read these files.



Extension: BIN
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
Linux Executable
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Some Linux programs use the .BIN extension.



General Info

  • If the extension in the form .??_ the file is probably a compressed file and part of an install routine.
  • If the file is an audio file with any three-character extension it may be a dictation file. The file could likewise be a dictation file in TrueSpeech format. Use Windows Sound Recorder and/or Media Player to play these back.
  • If the extension you are looking for has a number at the end or is only a number, consider replace the number using zero or one as some programs produce numbered split files but only the first entry is in the database.

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