What to do with Bin Files

Question

How do I use "Bin" files? I downloaded a program, but do not know how to deal with "Bin" files.

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Answer

This question was answered on June 6, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

.bin files have too many uses to list them all but CD images and ROMs seem to be the two biggest users AVG (and possibly other Avs) use them, windows uses them (ex: mib.bin which appears to be for SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) I even found a bin file in my printer's driver directory So they're used pretty much everywhere and can be looked at in the same way as a file with no extension, which has multiple purposes The main reason each program won't just come up with their own is probably to avoid using extensions that are used by other programs So "less important" binary files are usually just named .bin to avoid hassle

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Posted by Kumar of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 6, 2005