problem downloading .exe and .bin

Discussion in 'macOS' started by esegal2, May 12, 2005.

  1. esegal2 macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded a .exe file and a .bin file in Tiger, but it said that it had no program to read the file extensions.... what do i do?
     
  2. john1123 macrumors regular

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    you cannot open .exe files on Mac's. They only work on windows.
     
  3. esegal2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    great, thanks... do you know why .bin wouldn't work though?
     
  4. russed macrumors 68000

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    you dont have stuffit installed on your computer? it doesnt come with tiger. you can download stuffit extractor from the website and that will solve your problem!
     
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    is it video stuff?

    sometimes .bin is related to VLC or Toast for videoCDs, but I doubt it unless you give us more info.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    .bin files could be a whole bunch of different things.

    * MacBinary file (decompress with Stuffit Expander)
    * Sega Genesis ROM file (play with a Sega Genesis emulator, like Generator)
    * "straight binary" file (just about anything could have created it - numerous programs use this format)
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    The Video CD format is dat, not bin. However, bin (or, more specifically, cue and bin) is the image format used by a CD recording app on Windows (Gold Hawk or something). But you're half right about VLC, it's clever enough to be able to extract a Video CD dat out of a bin image on the fly :)

    Note: This post is intended to increase your knowledge, not accuse you of being wrong :eek:
     
  8. esegal2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    actually, i was trying to download instant messenger and it keeps giving me a .bin file
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Which instant messenger?
     

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