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I have a bin file and I want to mount it without having to burn it in my mac like my iso-files. How do I do that?

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Daemon Tools works well. – Gaʀʀʏ Jul 12 '14 at 18:01
Just tried in El Capitan: Open Disk Utility, File->Open and select the image file. .img extension works, haven't tried if it takes .bin. – schieferstapel Jul 13 at 10:55

You can use the bchunk, which should be in MacPorts (alternatives are: bin2iso and isodump), to convert that .bin/.cue pair to .iso, and then mount ISO file. With bchunk, the command (run in console) would be

bchunk image.bin image.cue image.iso

There's also ccd2iso, but I believe it doesn't support .bin files - only .img.

Further, I'll be talking from a Linux perspective, but as long as Mac is a FreeBSD derivative, it may work. You may want to use the console mount command (run man mount to read the manual) together with cdfs or cdemu. These will require lots of manuals reading and console love, and success will depend on what kind of kernel Macs use. Only try this as a last, really-desperate method.

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with homebrew you can install bchunk with brew install bchunk – cwd Nov 4 '11 at 11:46

If you have Toast, add the bin file in Toast and save as image .toast file. Rename .toast extension to .dmg. Double-click to mount on desktop and copy content to hard drive.

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Thanks @Jay worked for me ;-) – Imran Mar 15 '12 at 15:16

Ctrl + click on the .bin file then select Open With -> Disc Utility.

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This does not work for me on Mac OS X 10.9. – herzbube Jan 31 '14 at 16:15

cabextract is a package that provides utilities for using .bin files. It's available through MacPorts. It allows you to extract files from Microsoft cabinet files.

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