Mounting Images


I’ve been trying to mount filesystem images so that I can easily transfer files to my virtual pc in qemu, but can’t get the command to work. I typed

mount file.bin  /folder
I've tried this with images of an entire disk, and a dd of one of my partitions, but all I get is
mount: Invalid Argument

Can anyone help please?!?!?!?

Please don’t make duplicate threads. I replied here:

I didn’t…odd.