BIN files not opening in Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by micvog, May 6, 2005.

  1. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    I did a clean install of Tiger and tried to install Windows Media Player 9. The download at the Microsoft site is offered in both BIN and HQX formats, but Tiger won't open either.

    In a search I noticed someone else wasn't able to open a BIN file (AIM).

    Any clues?
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Interesting, the .bin file should be automatically decompressed by Safari when you download it. However, you should also be able to decompress it manually. Maybe you have to install StuffIt Expander.

    Do you have Office 2004? There's a copy of Windows Media Player on the CD.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I just finished a clean install (losing Stuffit) and was updating Office v.X back up to 10.1.6 (or something like that) and the BIN file wont automatically unzip but the hqx file worked perfectly. It's really strange, I would have thought it'd be the other way around.
  4. micvog thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    Thanks. The file on the Office 2004 CD worked fine.
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    You still need Stuffit Expander to deal with .bin or .hqx files. You can download Stuffit Expander for free from

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