what is the easiest way to uncopress a .bin file?

Posted on 2011-09-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
hi experts,

 I have a .bin file and I want to uncompress it and burn the contents onto a cd. What do I use to uncompress this .bin file?:>
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Pretty much all burning packages will unpack and burn this onto disk seamlessly for you without needing a separate "unpacking" stage.  But if you want to open it use 7-Zip or WinRAR, do you have the matching .cue file?

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Agreeing with the above comment 7-zip is my favorite. Once installed just right click the .bin and extract to the same location. You can then drag the files to your CD-ROM and burn it. Also on a side note .bin files will be extracted simply by dragging them from their .bin containers (or into your CD-ROM).

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I downloaded 7-zip and I tried to extracted and I got an error Can not open file  \***.bin as archive???
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Is it a binary file and not a disk image at all?  Is there a .cue file with it?

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no .cue file.
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If you're certain that the .bin file is an image of a disk then create a cue file for it using this trick

Bear in mind that other types of file use the .bin extension.

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thanks this worked for me.

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