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    help opening file
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    help opening file
    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?

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    BIN files are Windows-only. You can't open them in Mac OS X.

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    help opening file
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    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

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    MacHeadCase
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    .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.

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    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.

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    help opening file
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    worked! thanks alot!

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    help opening file
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    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.

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