Information about the .bin (bin) file type

This is one of three possibilities that we have on file for the .bin file extension, follow this link to view all three possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .bin (bin) file type.

MacBinary-encoded file. A standard compressed format for the transfer of documents between Mac computers across a network.

The original MacBinary format was proposed back in 1985. It was revised a few years later, and that revision became known as MacBinary II. This has subsequently been replaced by MacBinary III.

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