There are 22 other file types using
the BIN file extension!

bin icon.bin - CD/DVD binary image [common]

empty icon.bin - Macbinary II encoded file [common]

bin icon.bin - Micrografx Designer 7 project image

empty icon.bin - Alpha/Alfa ransomware affected file

bin icon.bin - Atari 2600 game ROM image

empty icon.bin - Sega Genesis game ROM

empty icon.bin - AVG update data

empty icon.bin - MTK Chipset GPS tracklog file

empty icon.bin - TenCORE plug-in file

empty icon.bin - Thomson Speedtouch series WLAN router firmware

empty icon.bin - Game data

bin icon.bin - ICQ 6 file

bin icon.bin - Apple Safari theme resource file

bin icon.bin - Opera encoder data

empty icon.bin - Opton scanner data

bin icon.bin - Nokia proprietary ringtone format

empty icon.bin - Nintendo DS binary file

empty icon.bin - Thumbnail cache file

empty icon.bin - ReadyNAS OS application

empty icon.bin - ASUS BIOS update

empty icon.bin - Google Android IMEI information

empty icon.bin - Unreal Tournament shader cache

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BIN file - Binary executable

What is bin file? How to open bin files?

The bin file extension is also often used for executables files, both on Windows and Linux platforms. Used to launch certain programs or operations.

For example on Linux, program installations are frequently in binary files with .bin suffix, that can be loaded to the system to install the program with the following commands:

$ chmod +x application.bin
$ ./application.bin

Updated: February 1, 2018

The default software associated to bin file type:

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logoLinux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Help how to open:

These files are executed and launched through standard .exe files.

How to convert:

You cannot convert this file type to anything else, you would have to decompile it first.

Related links:

How to run BIN files in Unix, Linux

List of recommended software applications associated to the .bin file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open bin file, edit bin file, convert bin file, view bin file, play bin file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Open bin file

Software that open bin file - Binary executable

Programs supporting the exension bin on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open bin file action.

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