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I have two questions. I added a cd rw drive to my computer that's using windows 98. It's a emachine. I'm unable to use the floppy disk drive. What can I do? I also downloaded limewire, which was in a bin format might I add. What program can I use to open and run a bin file?

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Put the file on the floppy onto another computer that has a cd-rw and burn a cd with the other computer. Or use another computer to transfer the file to a USB flash drive and then put it on your computer. You can buy a flash drive pretty cheap now. If you cant find anyone with a computer a good shop should do it rather cheaply.

The file extensions(bin, cue,iso) are commonly used to show that a file is an image of a CD or DVD.

The most simple way to access these files is to use your CD or DVD Burner to burn them to a disk. Nero is a common program that is used to burn bin/cue files to hard media.

One really nice thing to do is to treat these files as a virtual CD or DVD without ever burning them. Daemon Tools Daemon-tools is one program that is often used to do this.

Microsoft now has a free program that does this as well.


The other place that *.bin files are frequently used are in emulation software. Gaming roms are often stored in compressed files full of bin files. If you have a zip file full of *.bin files, try Mame or some similiar emulator.

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