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Guide: How to open .ISO or .BIN files

Posted on Wednesday, September 06 2006 @ 23:58:24 CEST by

Sometimes you come across .iso, .cue or .bin files and I've noticed many people don't know how to execute these files. These are all disk images that contain the complete content and structure of a data storage medium like a CD or DVD.

There are a few options:
  • You can use a program like IsoBuster to extract all the data from the ISO or BIN files.
  • You can burn the image file to a CD or DVD with Nero Burning ROM. You open Nero and click on File - open and open the image file.
  • Or, the easiest way to handle these image files is by opening them in a virtual CD/DVD drive. You can create such a drive with a program like Daemon Tools. You install the program and you can easily insert and eject .bin/.cue/.bin files in your virtual CD/DVD drive.


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    Re: Guide: How to open .ISO or .BIN files
    by Anonymous on Friday, April 27 2007 @ 10:58:39 CEST
    Thank you, I have been trying to figure this out for 2 days. I was trying to avoid buying extraction software. This was very helpful!

    Re: Guide: How to open .ISO or .BIN files
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 10:26:21 CEST
    Thanks, very helpful and useful advice.


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