Updated on Apr 27, 2023
What is a BIN file? Similar to ISO, BIN file is one of CD/DVD image formats. However, nothing will read this format directly. Most software for mounting or burning the BIN file requires a CUE file, hence, to open BIN files easily, we can ask the help of a BIN File Extractor. Follow the tutorial below to learn how to extract .bin files. Apart from that, a wonderful DVD ISO Image Extractor is recommended here, you can free download it to rip and convert your ISO files easily:
Q: I would like to know how to extract compressed music files from a .bin file I've downloaded from a file-sharing site. Anyone would like to shed some light on the issue?
A: .bin is a binary file contains the raw binary data of a given file. Binary files are often used by many different computer applications for various purposes. Thereinto, .bin is also associated with the CD/DVD binary image that stores all data from a CD or DVD. It's very similar to ISO image file but less compatible with much third-party software as ISO. If you download some system installation files, games, music albums, movie series, etc., suffixed by bin, but you can't open them directly, then the following tutorial will introduce some BIN File Extractor tools to open .bin files effortlessly.
Many third-party free archiver software like WinRAR and 7-Zip can easily help you extract BIN file. Earlier, we used 7-Zip to extract IMG file and here, let's take 7-Zip to extract BIN file.
Step 1. For extracting BIN files with 7-Zip, firstly, free download and install the BIN File Extractor from https://www.7-zip.org/.
Step 2. Right click on the .bin file > 7-Zip > Exact files.
Step 3. Click the “Location” field and select the location where the files will be extracted. Finally, click OK to start to unpack BIN file to the specified location.
Previously, we used Anyburn the free DVD Burning Software to burn files and folders to DVD, CD and Blue-ray with ease. It’s also approachable to rip audio CD to WAV, MP3, FLAC, WMA files which can be played on portable devices. While extracting BIN files is its another function.
Step 1. Download and install Anyburn BIN File Extractor from http://www.anyburn.com/.
Step 2. Run AnyBurn, click on the left Browse / Extract image file.
Step 3. Click browse button and navigate to the .bin file you want to extract, and Click "Open" to select one of them. Then, AnyBurn will list all files and folders within the BIN file and you need to select all file contents, click Next, and customize the output directory. Finally, click Next to start extracting BIN files.
A virtual drive software can mount disc image files as virtual disc drives for different usage. DAEMON Tools Lite is a popular virtual drive software that enables you to emulate up all popular image types of CD, DVD and Blu-ray Discs to drives. And the next content is how to use DAEMON Tools Lite as a BIN file extractor.
Step 1. Download and install DAEMON Tools Lite to be used as a .bin extractor from https://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLite.
Step 2. Right click on the desktop > New > New Text Document, open the text document, copy and paste the following content
FILE "filename.bin" BINARY
TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
INDEX 01 00:00:00
Change "filename.bin" to your own BIN file name, such as "1914.SHELLS.OF.FURY-ADDICTION-ENG.bin". Save the text document, rename the .txt to .cue, such as "1914.SHELLS.OF.FURY-ADDICTION-ENG.bin.cue", and then put the cue file and the bin file in the same folder.
Step 3. Run DAEMON Tools Lite, click Quick Mount, import this CUE file, open Computer/This PC, you will find a new virtual drive, and finally, double-click to open it.
The above-listed three BIN File Extractor tools are capable of extracting BIN files easily. You can try them one by one and choose your favorite .bin extractor. In addition, if you have better recommendations, welcome to share with us.
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