How to Create Cue File to Mount or Read Bin File

Bin file is a binary image of a CD or DVD just as an ISO file. Normally, a Bin file accompanied with a Cue file to open, edit or extract Bin data directly on computer with the help of any tool such as Daemon, Mame or Microsoft WinXP Virtual CD Control Panel.

Some time, when you download files from different internet resources or torrents those are available in Bin format. In some situation Bin file doesn’t work alone without Cue file. So if you lost the Cue file or deleted accidentally here we write the method to create a Cue file for a Bin file.

Create a Cue File for Bin File

Step 1

Create a new text file and copy/past the following text in that file

FILE “abc.bin” BINARY
TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
INDEX 01 00:00:00

where abc.bin = YourBinFileName.bin

Step 2

Save the text file with the same name as your Bin file and set its extension .cue

All done now you can use bin file with the help of cue. If you still have any question, leave comments below.

14 comments… add one
Taniya September 23, 2009, 6:21 am

thanks for telling the method to create a Cue file for Bin

kindsli September 29, 2009, 9:12 pm

I want to say – thank you for this!

lili September 30, 2009, 2:23 pm

I want to say – thank you for Cue file help!

GOS October 2, 2009, 9:02 pm

You save my day, unfortunately i deleted cue file

Rom October 3, 2009, 7:27 pm

Cue without bin is useless 😛

Karolin October 26, 2009, 10:33 am

yes bin file without cue is impossible

Yagami Light December 30, 2009, 11:15 am

i still cant open the bin file

trickYguY January 1, 2010, 12:01 am

What error are you getting when you open Bin file

bk December 23, 2014, 2:24 pm

same here i also cant open

Danielnox January 31, 2010, 8:45 am

Thanks for your help.

I gave it the .cue extension but now i get both .cue and .txt extensions. What to do?

trickYguY January 31, 2010, 5:37 pm

Open notepad paste the given code in it and save the text file as binfilename.cue
Don’t rename the file extension after saving as text, you may have hidden the file extension.

me February 26, 2010, 8:41 pm

If I have two disks and I’ve alrady mounted the first, but the second won’t mount, is it the same?
btw it’s for a game and the second .img file isn’t mounting or it isn’t working for some reason


brianwheeler October 30, 2016, 8:07 am

even after following this step by step it says “Can’t convert codeset to ‘ANSI_X3.4-1968’


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