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So you downloaded a BIN file for burning
a CD ... but the CUE file is missing
In this article I'll show you how simple it is
to convert a BIN file (without having the CUE file) to an ISO file.
A BIN file, as is a ISO file, is basically a complete image of
a CD-Rom. The problem with BIN files is that they appear to be
useless with the appropriate CUE file.
We will use a program called BIN2ISO (by
Tommy R. Lund) which you'll find on the Download
Note: Read the disclaimer!
Copying copyrighted CD's is in most countires illegal!!
Thanks to Hans van Helden for
The first step is to download the BIN2ISO application
from the Download page.
The downloaded file (bin2iso.zip) must be extracted using either WinZip or WinRar.
After extraction, double click the BIN2ISO.EXE file.
This window now appears;
BIN2ISO: Start window
Convert BIN to ISO
As we already mentioned in the header of this page;
a BIN file can only be burned to CD if the required CUE file is also
included (for example by using Nero,
see: How to burn a BIN/CUE to CD
using Nero). Without the CUE file, this appears to be impossible. Well, with the application BIN2ISO this is extremely easy by converting only the BIN file to an ISO file.
This can also be usefull in case you CD-writer software is incapable
of burning BIN/CUE's.
The ISO file can be burned with Nero (see: Burn
ISO files with Nero).
Click the little folder icon next to the "Open
in:" field (see 1)
in the screenshot below. Use the upcoming dialog to select the desired
BIN2ISO will use the same file namefor the ISO file.
Only replaceing the BIN extension with the ISO extension. Optionally
you can enter a different name manually (2).
BIN2ISO: Choose the BIN file to
The final step (it really cannot be done
any easier) is done by clicking the "Process" button
(3). Now it'sa
matter of waiting a few minutes. Below the buttons "Process" and "Quit" you
will see the progress.
Once the ISO file is completed, use (for
example) Nero to burn an ISO to CD.