Binary file

Updated: 06/30/2019 by Computer Hope
binary file

Any file that contains formatted text, non-text characters, or other data not interpreted as text is considered a binary file. Some examples of binary files are program files, image files, and most other program data files.

When used as a noun, the term "binary" may refer to an executable binary file on a computer. For example, "locate the binary named program.exe, and double-click it."

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