VLC is assigned to open the .bin program

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sepandee, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. sepandee macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Mac MSN downloaded an update, called messenger.bin, but for some reason it opens the file with VLC!! What program runs the .bin file?
  2. Serge N Gin macrumors member

    Serge N Gin

    Sep 29, 2007
    You need Stuffit Expander for mac.

    Right/Ctrl-click on the .bin file and select Get Info. In the "Open With" section, select Stuffit Expander (once you have it downloaded/installed) from the pull down menu and click the "Change All" button. This will stop VLC from launching everytime you doubleclick on the .bin file. Otherwise you would need to launch Stuffit Expander first, then select "Open" from the "File" menu, then navigate to the .bin file to launch it.

  3. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I thought the title was leaning towards people asking VLC team to make an alternative application to open .bin files. :confused:

    But yeah, download Stuffit to open up the file.
  4. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    VLC takes over .bin files because there are some .cue/.bin movie files that are found floating on the internet. I haven't used my mac for that long so I cant really think of the default program that opens application .bin files. Maybe you could try StuffiT?
  5. welzmo macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2012
    can't open .bin

    Stuffit doesn't open it nor does VLC, Archive Utility or Toast.

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