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.macbin File Extension

Developer: Apple
File type: Macbinary Encoded File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .macbin. Files with the file extension .macbin can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .macbin files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .macbin file?

MACBIN files are called Macbinary Encoded Files because they are compressed files encoded and saved in a binary format. The MACBIN file extension was developed by Apple and is categorized as data files. The MACBIN format consists of a finder header, a resource fork, and a data fork. MACBIN files are supported by various MACBinary formats such as MacBinary II and MacBinary III. MACBIN files are useful when it comes to sending Macintosh files to the internet. The .bin extension is also seen with MACBIN files. These files can also be opened using the Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2011 and Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 applications. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe is a program that allows users to compress files, secure them as well as send them and share them to others. Since MACIB files are compressed files, they play a big role in successfully transferring files to another disk for backups or for sharing them to other through email.

how to open a .macbin file?

Launch a .macbin file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .macbin file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .macbin files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .macbin file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .macbin file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .macbin file association errors

applications that open a .macbin file

StuffIt Deluxe 2009

StuffIt Deluxe 2009

StuffIt Deluxe is a file compression software used in compressing, securing, and sending files and enables sharing of large files, photos, and email online with file security and protection. Photos, music, and other documents can be shrunk without compromising its quality. It features SendStuffNow, a file transfer and storage service that can store up to 2 GB worth of files that can be shared through email invitations for downloading files. It also features SmartSend that can send large files through e-mail. The small files are automatically compressed then attached into a new email message, and larger files are uploaded into a secure website though the, which permits access for downloading files from any location. The software supports plug-ins that allows direct access of StuffIt from any application such as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office. StuffIt has an exclusive patent-pending technology that can compress any JPEG image without losing quality.The compressors of the software functions specifically for file targets like MP3s, PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, e-mails and presentations.
Allume Systems Stuffit Expander

Allume Systems Stuffit Expander

Allume Systems Stuffit Expander is a program that allows the accessing of StuffIt files and uncompressing of files in Zip archives. There are two types of this program, StuffIt Expander for Windows and StuffIt Expander for Mac. StuffIt Expander for Windows has two basic functions and those are to open both Zip and StuffIt X archives. This runs on Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista, as well as Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. On the other hand, StuffIt Expander for Mac has additional basic features aside from opening Zip and StuffIt X archives. It also opens other types of archives, which are 7Zip archives, RAR archives, TAR archives, and Encrypted Zip archives. As a matter of fact, there are 75 more archive formats that are supported by this version of StuffIt Expander. The original developer of this program is Allume Systems but in 2005, the company was obtained by another company called Smith Micro Software, which now becomes the official publisher of the new versions of the software.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .macbin files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .macbin. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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