.bin archive infinite loop!

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  1. Inspiratron macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006
    hello all,

    i downloaded an archive in .bin format, but whenever i use archive utility to decompress it, it just gives me a file with the same, but with .cpgz added!

    e.g. xxxx.bin -> xxxx.bin.cpgz

    when i unarchive the .bin.cpgz file, it just gives me a copy of the .bin file! it then turns into an infinite loop.

    same thing happens when i use stuffit expander.

    any ideas? thanks
    sam w-k
  2. jkhoe macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2008

    i also have the same problem> have you got the answer to it? guys come on help us
  3. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    What is it for? If you link to the download I'll take a look at it. I've never heard of expanding a .bin file. It's basically a plain text file.

  4. markvdb macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    SOLUTION to infinite loop .cpgz on mac

    It sounds crazy, but this worked:

    These .bin files are apparently a type of "CD disk image". Some people have said to rename them to .iso, and mount them as a disk, but that did not work for me.

    That info lead me to a solution that worked:

    Open the .bin file in Titanium Toast, and actually burn it to a CD.
    Once the CD is burned, you will be able to access the files directly from the CD.
  5. phini macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    another solution of cycle from .bin to cpgz

    using vitual machine and the free Windows program ExtractNow. That works, too! You even don't need to burn a CD. It extracts the files on your computer.
  6. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2009
    Columbus, Ohio
    I've never opened a bin file on my mac but in Ubuntu here's what I do:

    #make the file executable
    > chmod +x path/to/file.bin
    #run it, precede the filename with "./"
    > ./path/to/file.bin
  7. fotofill macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2008
    If the file ends in .bin, the file can probably be seen by your device. Mine was a router and it saw the file and upgraded.
  8. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2005
    Same…I had a router and thought I had to extract the .bin file. But I didnt, I just upgraded using the same file. I know this is an old thread, but hey, I searched for it and found it and solved my problem so someone else may need it too :D!
  9. damauikid macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thank you!

    We've been working to get this done - and it was a bit frustrating, all the forums we searched for answers did not work for us... Until we found yours! Thank you for posting. :cool::):D
  10. blkoggs macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2011
    Help with .bin file...what does upgraded mean?

    Help, I see the answer here but I don't know what upgraded in this context means? Can anyone walk me through how to open this .bin file. It just copies itself.
  11. Mikey7c8 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    bin just means binary file, it could be anything. If the trick with burning it doesn't work I'd check out where you got it from.
  12. Czad macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2011
    .bin archive infinite loop! Fixed

    Download The Unarchiver from the App Store.

    Instal and check the .bin option.

    Then right click on your .bin file and open with find the-- The Unarchiver. It might be in the OTHER... option.


    A Folder will appear with the real broken-down files.
  13. micharadi macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2006
    Excellent! I spent two hours looking for a solution and this page came up. SWEET! It worked flawlessly, cheers.
  14. sailmac macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    No unarchiving required

    Another victory for this old thread.

    It was exactly my problem (upgrade firmware in an older router) and exactly the solution (just used the .bin file as-is).

    Good one!
  15. AnotherWin macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2013
    Another win in 2013(december)

    Another WIN in 2013 29th december almost 2014
    it works 100% get "The Unarchiver" and do da thing!!!
  16. nadeeshan macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2015
    Is this archive about some coding stuff? Or did you download it for any coding purpose? Then you just open it in text editor, you might get the content :)

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