If you have found an age-old file that has been saved with a file extension BIN, then you might be wondering about the possible ways to open them up. The BIN file format is known for hosting the information collected related to the DVD or CD it tends to originate from. It can either be an image, audio, video, installation file or a CD image file type. If you are looking forward to opening the bin file that is not said to be loading through default programs, then you need to either directly burn the respective file to a disc or else mount them using a virtual drive.
If you are about to burn the found BIN file into a DVD or CD, then you need to add the CUE file along as well. If you were able to find only the Bin file, then you need to create the CUE file on your own.
Open up Notepad and enter the lines as mentioned in the upcoming image:
Open up the burning program that you have been using to burn files into the CDs and DVDs. The file extension BIN is said to be an outdated format and only older programs like Nero and CDRWIN shall support in burning them.
A virtual drive shall help in emulating the physical optical drive present in your computer and lets you to easily mount the image file directly on it. This method does trick the computer and lets it recognize a disc has inserted into the drive, by loading up the image without having to burn them in the first place.
There are multiple free virtual drives available all over the internet to open the bin file and to download for free as well. WinCDEmu is a popular virtual drive that lets you mount the inaccessible BIN file for free. Although OS X and Windows 8 and 10 have a built-in virtual type of drive loading software, the BIN file cannot be mounted in them.
After successfully mounting both the BIN and CUE files, the computer shall recognize the physical disk that has said to be inserted. The ‘Autoplay’ option might pop-up or you will be notified about the actions that can you do with the loaded disc. The pop-up message that you are about to receive shall be based upon the contents present within the virtually loaded disc.
You can also double-click the ‘My Computer’ icon present in the desktop, and then navigate to the virtual drive to safely open up the BIN file.
To take forward this method of opening a BIN file, you need to find a trustworthy conversion program that can completely change the loaded BIN file into an ISO file. Once the conversion process gets completed, you can easily burn or mount the file to access the contents present it as per your convenience.
MagicISO is one such popular BIN file to ISO format converting program that can be downloaded for free.
Once the BIN file has been converted, you need to mount the file by wisely using a virtual drive loading software like ‘DAEMON Tools’.
Windows 10 and 8 users can easily make a right-click upon the ISO file and then select ‘Mount’ to burn and access the file instantly
If you are a Windows 8 or 10 user, you can choose to burn the ISO file using the default ‘Windows Disc Image Burner’ or by using other popular and free burning programs like Nero and MagicISO
A popular burning program like ‘MagicISO’ lets its user to explore all the content present within the BIN to ISO converted file, so that only the needed files can be selected upon to take forward with the burning process, neglecting the unwanted ones.