how to open a bin file


  1. Posts : 227
    win 10 64 bit os x64 based processor now with 20h2 update
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    how to open a bin file


    i have a nvr security system and i got a new firmware to install but when i got the file it was zipped in a bin format, i clicked on that zip and it opened again into a bin file. how do i get this file so i can see what it is and know if it is the file i need for my nvr? i figured you will not know about that firmware but you may be able to help me find a way to open it so i can check.

    i tired to put the thumb stick in the nvr but it did not recognize that file either. i did a search in the app store and online and all i see are ways to burn them, i'm not sure i need to burn this file as the only way to get it into the nvr is on a thumb stick.

    or it very well could be that when the file gets unpacked it is then converted into a bin file. anyway how can i do this?

    thanks bp.

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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Is this any help? If not could you be a bit more generous with details of the "nvr" device you have?
    How do I upgrade the firmware on my NVR? – Support Center
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  3. Posts : 227
    win 10 64 bit os x64 based processor now with 20h2 update
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    i do not know quite what your asking for i guess. it is just a board it was sold as a 32 channel and when i got it i had a time getting it to show my ip cameras and so i used the nvr to get it own upgrade and when it was doen it became a 16 channel. i went to the nvr makers website and downloaded there firmware file and it was zipped, so i downloaded it to thumb stick and put that in that board and restarted it and it said incorrect file format. so i tried to find a way to open the file and when i went to the file to try to unpack it it came up with a name.bin s here are some snips this is the best i can do for you i guess. this board does not have any company type that sell systems they sell these to build systems. thanks

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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    i went to the nvr makers website and downloaded there firmware file and it was zipped, so i downloaded it to thumb stick and put that in that board and restarted it and it said incorrect file format.
    Didn't see it mentioned but when working with zipped files one has to first Extract or Decompress them to a folder or a drive to make them usable. Extract is a choice in File Explorer when right-clicking a .zip file or it may show on the ribbon.

    As for the .bin files, the ones I've had to deal with were specific to the program that create them, no universal way to otherwise handle them.
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  5. Posts : 227
    win 10 64 bit os x64 based processor now with 20h2 update
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    i know how to unzip but this unzips into a bin format, what i need it to see if i can unzip it into a useable format. all teh bin programs want to burn to a cd, i guess i could try to bur this on the thumb stick and inside that might be the exe to start the process but before i start guessing i'm asking if anyone happens to know how to do it with a program and if burning is the only way to unpack this type of file. i do not have the bin unpacking prgram on my laptop. thanks
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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  7. Posts : 227
    win 10 64 bit os x64 based processor now with 20h2 update
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    ok thanks i tried the free file viewer and i see what your saying. it looks like i just will not be able to use those files. so it may just be that this nvr board needs a different file than what the website mfg has to download. and i may have to find a different way to do an update on that nvr board. thanks alot for that help.
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