Opening .CAB Files



Rose Busch
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
I've looked for this info on the net, but the more I read, the more
confused I became. Would someone please, either simply explain how to
open a .CAB or point me to a site that has a simple explanation.

I'm not a computer expert, but I feel I do know enough to get along.
But for some reason, this is eluding me. I'm running XP Pro S/P2 and
Windows Office 2003.

Thank you.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
Cabinet (.cab) files are compressed files, they need to be expanded.
Cabinet files are similar to zipped files.

Description and Explanation of a Cabinet File
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310435

All of this in Help and Support on your machine. Open Help and Support and
type cab in the Search box.

Also see...

Expand
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/expand.mspx

Extracting files from the Windows cabinets:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000363.htm

How do I extract or uncompress a compressed file?
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000506.htm

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:ja8391luv4o79lpgdpi61fr7g6tmgu8ati@4ax.com,
Rose Busch <down@thegardengate.org> hunted and pecked:
> I've looked for this info on the net, but the more I read, the more
> confused I became. Would someone please, either simply explain how to
> open a .CAB or point me to a site that has a simple explanation.
>
> I'm not a computer expert, but I feel I do know enough to get along.
> But for some reason, this is eluding me. I'm running XP Pro S/P2 and
> Windows Office 2003.
>
> Thank you.


Opening .CAB Files