How to Burn a BIN File for a PSX Game If I Have Only the BIN File

Updated July 20, 2017

PlayStation 1 games are recorded on CD discs that can hold up to 700MB of data each. You can make backup copies of PlayStation 1 discs in the event your original copy is lost, damaged or stolen. PlayStation 1 discs can be copied as .BIN disc image files that contain the entire data structure of the disc within a single file. You can burn your .BIN PlayStation game backup files using any one of a variety of free programs from the Internet.

Turn on your computer and download a disc image burning program (see Resources.) Install the program and run it.

Click "Burn Image to Disc" in the program's main menu, then select your CD burner. Eject the burner's disc tray and insert a blank CD-R, then close the tray.

Click "Browse for Disc Image" and select the .BIN PlayStation 1 disc image file from your hard drive.

Click "Burn File(s) to Disc" in the program's main menu. Type a title for the CD-R being recorded when prompted, then select a disc recording speed (choose 1x, 2x or 4x to ensure that no hardware errors occur during the burn session.)

Click "OK" to confirm your selections and begin the CD burning process. Wait for the process to finish, then close the program, eject the disc, and turn off your computer.


It is illegal to copy video game discs that you do not own yourself. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act you are allowed a single backup copy of your game discs for archival purpose in the event of loss, damage or theft

Things You'll Need

  • .BIN file
  • CD-R
  • CD burner
  • Disc image burning software
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Sarah Jorgensen has written for publications local to her home state of Connecticut since 2007, including the "Stamford Advocate" and the "New Canaan Advertiser." She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in English with dual minors in communication studies and peace/justice studies at the University of San Diego.