How To Burn BIN File Without a CUE File

In order to burn a bin file, you will need an appropriate cue file. It will be the same as for ISO files  too. But you can even burn BIN without a CUE file. Generally, when you click on “burn image” in your CD/DVD burning application, you don’t browse to the bin itself, but instead to the cue file, and you open that one. When the writer starts to burn, it will automatically search for the bin file and start burning it.

In fact, the cue file tells the burning program where it can find the bin file that is attached to it. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you use the right cue file when you burn a bin. i.e., both cue and bin files that are attached to each other must be located in the same folder, and every bin file has it’s own cue file.


Normally, when you download a bin file, you can download the appropriate cue file as well. If you do not have the cue file you can make the cue file yourself, which is really easy to do. Here are the steps involved:


  • Open notepad
  • Copy the following text into notepad:

TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
INDEX 01 00:00:00

Where nameofimage.bin is the name of the bin file you want to burn.

  • The rest is easy: just save the notepad text with the name of the bin, but with the cue extension.
  • The file should be saved in the same folder as its appropriate bin file and should be something like myfile.cue Or you can use Alcohol 120% to burn directly from the bin file. Alcohol can be downloaded from here..  Download Alcohol

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December 16, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra

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