BIN files are generic binary data files. They store data in binary format and apply it to applications requiring multi-layered files. BIN files are used in saved disk files, disk images, firmware updates, and resource libraries. Macintosh computers use the file type to import PostScript Type 1 program language data. You may see that application called MacBin. Some confuse BIN with text-based files because they appear simple and easily edited. However, humans can’t edit or read them because they are meant for applications to read them, not programmers. You may be able to open BIN files in their applications, but that isn’t always the case. Most files are designed to merely run, not be read or edited. File converters may be able to change BIN files to JPG, BMP, PNG, or other graphics formats.