.dmg.bin FILES? HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Blazer5913, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Blazer5913 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    Has anyone else had any experience with files like this? I have a folder with a bunch of files ending in .dmg.001.bin, .dmg.002.bin, .dmg.003.bin, ect... going all the way up to 80 or so. The icon is defaulted as a toast image file, but it really doesn't do anything or mount or anything? Can somebody please help me out and get my file back to one piece? Thanks
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Weird. Where are the files from and do you have Stuffit Expander installed? :)
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Just following up on mad jew's response: when you double-click the .bin file, what happens? Does it try and open then fail, or is there no response at all? Does BOMArchive open up?
  4. Veldek macrumors 68000


    Mar 29, 2003
    My best guess ist that these files need to be joined to be used. But the way they are named is strange as in this case the numbers should be at the end.
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
  6. Blazer5913 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    When I double click on the first file, toast opens up with burning like a 10mb file... really nothing. If i try stuffit, it comes up that the file does not appear to be encoded or compressed, and can't do anything. I would def think that Split and Concat would do the trick, basically it seems like I need to join all of these files. Yet, I am not sure how to work Split and Concat to do this... Do I just drag the first one in there? B/c if so, it doesn't really do anything, just makes a single file with .001 extension. Anyone?
  7. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

    Ya, it's split and concat.

    put all those files into one folder
    You need to open that program, and it'll ask you to point it at one of the files and then it should join them all.
  8. Blazer5913 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    Split and Concat only does the first one when I try to do it. Please somebody help! Everything is there, I just need to figure out how to join these!
  9. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    How did you obtain the files in the first place? To me it looks like they were supposed to be MacBinary-decoded, which Safari should do automatically. On the other hand, if you for example downloaded them on a Windows system then they wouldn't have been decoded.
  10. Blazer5913 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    I got them from a Newsgroup site. You download a .nzb file, and from there, the program downloads a bunch of files, specifically a .par file. This par files usually connects the entire file using each individual piece of the file. Yet, on this file, there is no .par file. Its just a bunch of these .dmg.001.bin files... so any help?
  11. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
  12. tcsdoc macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2006
    I'm new to Mac's and the newsgroups. Through trial and error I've learned that a combination of MacPar Deluxe and Split and Concat are required to resolve your problem.
    What's great is how easy it is to extract the files. With MacPar and Split and Concat loaded in your Applications folder, all you have to do is open the .par2 file. This will automatically load MacPar to verify the files. MacPar will then open Split and Concat to combine the files back into a single, compress file. You can then use Stuffit Expander to extract the .dmg file (or whatever is in there) to your system.
    Hope this helps.
  13. supernova777 macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2007

    stuffit deluxe is most likely the app that was used to segment the files
    stuffit deluxe should decode them from macbinary AND join them all at the same time, if u have the preferences set properly to do so..

    i have had problems with that before and had to first "decode from macbinary" each file 1 by 1.. and then use the "join" command available in stuffit deluxe.. there can be wierd problems tho .. ie: if they were stuffed on mac os 9 sometimes it doesnt expand right in X.. and also vice versa.. if they were stuffed + segmented + macbinary'd on X t they wont work properly with 9's stuffit expander.. it depends on whether or not the x user specified to create backward compatible stuffit files when they created the archive.

    my advice, to anyone with a similar problem to the OP..
    try in both X + 9.. using stuffit DELUXE (not just expander)
    in 9 once u have stuffit deluxe installed theres a stuffit helper menu on the applemenu top bar of the screen and u can highlight the file and use this menu to directly access all the stuffit functions, join/segment, translate/decode (from macbinary .bin format) sometimes u have to experiment to get it to work and other times just double clicking the first file will make everything just happen 1 after the other, decoding + unstuffing at the same time to give u the original .dmg file back in one peice.

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