Binary file

What is binary file?
A binary file is a type of computer file that is used to store binary data. It can contain any type of formatted or unformatted data encoded in binary format. It is used directly by the computer and generally cannot be read by a human. Binary files can also be referred to as binary files.

A binary file can consist of binary data stored by the computer or non-binary data converted to binary data or encoded. A binary file generally remains native and resident within the computer, but it can be converted / encoded to plain text if it needs to be transmitted over a network / internet connection. A computer program file is one of the most common examples of a binary file.

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