What Is an XBIN File?

This is a license file used by an old registry cleaner program

What to Know

  • An XBIN file is a license file used to validate the purchase of a program called RegSupreme.
  • This program is no longer available from the manufacturer, but there are old copies you can still get.

This article explains what an XBIN file is and how to open one on your computer.

What Is an XBIN File?

A file with the XBIN file extension is a RegSupreme license file used by the RegSupreme registry cleaning software from Macecraft Software.

It's unclear how the file is used by that program; it might be encrypted and used for verifying user registration, or it could be a file you download from the company to authenticate your purchase.

Most XBIN files are probably called license_backup.xbin or data.xbin.

eXtended BIN files are called XBIN files as well, but they end in the XB file extension. XBin, or eXtended Binary, is also a file format unrelated to this one.

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How to Open an XBIN File

RegSupreme is likely abandonware—it doesn't appear to exist any longer, or at least we can't find a current download link for it. The Macecraft Software website redirects to some of their other software that includes registry cleaning capabilities, jv16 PowerTools.

If you already have this software on your computer, you might be able to open the file using the app's File menu, but it's also possible that the program uses the file automatically. In other words, the XBIN file might exist in the program's installation directory and used by the program as needed, so you might not be able to open it manually.

It's unlikely that the license file even works anymore, but if you need to try to use the XBIN file, you can get a 2004 archived copy of RegSupreme v1.1 here.

How to Convert an XBIN File

Most files are converted with a file converter tool, but with this format being related to a license file, there's little reason and probably no method to convert it to any other format.

Still Can't Open It?

Some files use an extension that closely resemble other ones. This makes it fairly easy to mistake one format for another, thus causing you to run into issues when trying to open or convert the file.

For example, XBM shares a couple of the same letters as XBIN, but it's in an unrelated format and is used with different programs. Another that you should keep separated as a different format, but that's easy to confuse for this one, is BIN.

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