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File Extension BIN

What is File Extension BIN?


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File Extension BIN Description:

The file extension BIN is being used by many programs, ranging from data storage to image disk applications. However, the most common definition of the .bin extension is attributed to a disk imaging software, like Nero Burning ROM.

Simply put, BIN file extensions are archive files that contain complete data on the content and structure of an optical storage device, like CD and DVDs, and can be also used with hard disk drives.

The BIN file is an exact copy of an entire disc in binary format, or, in this case, contains all the data stored in the original disc, which can be used for different purposes. Binary information stored in the file with a .bin extension includes files, folders, volume attributes, boot loaders, and data contained in the original copy.

Considering that a BIN file would be much bigger in size compared to the original weight of the entire content of the disc, technology has produced the .iso format, which is much smaller in size but contains the same data as the BIN file.

When Nero Burning ROM is used to copy the content of a disc onto a disk drive, it will create a file with a .bin extension and will import data from the disc into it. The file can be later used to transfer the content onto a new disc, or can be converted to another format, depending on the need of the user.

Since BIN files contain binary information, opening it using third-party applications, like Notepad or text editors, would yield symbols instead of meaningful information.

In truth, these symbols are all based in ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), and by using specific encoding and decoding algorithms will the program be able to piece together its original content.

Author:

Nero

Author URL:

http://www.nero.com/

Applications associated with file extension BIN:

Nero Burning ROM

Common Path:

C:\ Program Files\ Nero\ Nero Burning ROM\

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