New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

help opening file


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
otjatt

 
otjatt's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 19, 2007
Posts: 47
otjatt is on a distinguished road

otjatt is offline
Hi,
I have a problem opening .bin files. For some reason, whenever i download a bin file, my computer uses VLC to open it. I cant figure out how to change the default program to open bin files in osx. Anyone know how?
QUOTE Thanks
smurfy

 
Member Since: Apr 19, 2007
Posts: 780
smurfy can only hope to improve
Mac Specs: 20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 500GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 128MB ATI Radeon X1600

smurfy is offline
BIN files are Windows-only. You can't open them in Mac OS X.
QUOTE Thanks
otjatt

 
otjatt's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 19, 2007
Posts: 47
otjatt is on a distinguished road

otjatt is offline
i am trying to install the wmp9 from microsoft's website.... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...9/default.aspx
and it gives me a .bin file and it says that it is for mac osx:S
QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

.Bin can also be a .binhex file smurfy which is Mac encoded.

Otjatt, Stuffit Expander will be able to decompress that file if you don't have the app on your Mac at the moment.
QUOTE Thanks
Justin_P

 
Justin_P's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 03, 2007
Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom
Posts: 57
Justin_P is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro, 2.4Ghz, 2Gb RAM, 160Gb HDD, 8600M GT, iPod Classic 80Gb

Justin_P is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacHeadCase View Post

Otjatt, Stuffit Expander will be able to decompress that file if you don't have the app on your Mac at the moment.

I had that problem today, downloaded that one of that site even though I already had a Stuffit Expander version on there and it worked.
QUOTE Thanks
otjatt

 
otjatt's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 19, 2007
Posts: 47
otjatt is on a distinguished road

otjatt is offline
worked! thanks alot!
QUOTE Thanks
Brown Study

 
Brown Study's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 11, 2004
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,964
Brown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to all
Mac Specs: G4 Tiger and OS 9

Brown Study is offline
If the machine still tries to have bin files start VLC, do a Get Info on a compressed bin file. Go to the bottom of the Get Info window and change the Open-with drop-down to Stuffit Expander. Then click the Change All button.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Tricks a mac can do | Setting up a new office wireless network »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Opening an HTML file as an editable text file newmacmike Web Design and Hosting 6 04-10-2007 12:43 AM
Opening A Movie File Darker Times Switcher Hangout 2 02-08-2007 06:53 PM
Not too pleased with new iMac JunMacTech Apple Desktops 14 12-05-2005 08:13 PM
Can you guys open this site? Desolate One OS X - Apps and Games 13 04-29-2005 02:23 PM
opening a file in c++ WilliS OS X - Development and Darwin 7 03-23-2004 04:40 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?