What program opens a *.BIN file?

By mhopeck
Apr 8, 2004
  1. Can anyone help me? I need to know what opens a *.BIN file, I don't think I have the correct program. I am running Windows XP
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Notepad will do it unless it's very big..

    If you mean you downloaded a CD image off Kazaa (of which you have a perfectly legal copy on CD also of course) then you need to have a .cue file to match the .bin.
  3. mhopeck

    mhopeck TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17


    exactly, except for the fact that i found out that i could use WinISO to convert the .BIN file to an .ISO so that I could copy it onto the way, what program would I use for a .CUE file? AND, if it's not too much to ask...I keep getting these runtime errors when I'm on the internet, what's the deal?
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    I'm not familiar with any BIN files which notepad can open.. Properly at least.

    BIN is always program data.. Hence the simliarity to "binary".

    BIN is a popular CD image format and requires a program such as WinISO or UltraISO to view. Also, using many programs, a .CUE file is not necessary. But a .CUE file is a common companion to .BIN files.

    If you would like to burn a BIN file to a CD, you can do so by using the "burn image" function of many popular CD burning software,s including Nero.
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    The .CUE file is just an easier way for certian programs to read the .BIN file, and tell it certain things to do.
  6. upallnightoo

    upallnightoo TS Rookie Posts: 17

    get isobuster that works for me
  7. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Posts: 119

  8. compaq

    compaq TS Rookie

    Hi, i need your help profs.

    i downloaded nba live 2006 in cue file. And i dont know what program opens it. I tried alcohol 120, but here is what mesage i am getting:

    Unable to mount image. Cue sheet: line 1 - FILE command must apear before any other commans.

    What does that means??? How can i open it?

    Thank you
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    & it could not be more evident that you're asking about warez information.

    Thread closed.
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