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*.BIN File?

By enigma1 ·
Can anyone tell me what a .Bin file or extension is? and exactly what application is used in order to view this sort of file? When I've gone to www.Whatis.com's every file format in the world section, it only says that the .Bin format is short for Binary file. Can someone please provide more insight than that.

Thanks!

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by chainsawz In reply to *.BIN File?

A .bin file is a binary file, which typically contains a raw dump of the data from an application. No information about the data structure of the file is contained in the file, and usually a custom program needs to be written to read the information from the file and reformat it into something that the receiving application can use. Basically, this file is used by applications, and cannot be viewed with text pad or something of that sort.

I hope this helps!

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by enigma1 In reply to *.BIN File?

Thank you chainsawz. I found it helpful.

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