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Offline plodr

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cab files
« on: December 15, 2018, 12:35:51 PM »
I was reading a thread at another forum and a cab file was involved.
I avoid cab (short for cabinet) files because I don't know what to do with them.

So, my question is: how does one "extract" the files from a cab file?

Offline MikeW

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Re: cab files
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 12:59:44 PM »
You can view the contents of a cab file by unzipping it and extracting its contents to a folder.

1.Click the Windows "Start" menu button and type "cmd".
2.Click that icon to open the "Command" window.
3.Type the following command:
4.expand xyz.cab -f:* C:\targetFolder.
5.Replace "xyz.cab" with the name of your cab file.
6.expand mycab.cab -f* C:\Test.
7.Press "Enter".
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Re: cab files
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 12:13:30 AM »
Should be able to double-click the .cab file to open it and then copy/paste files out of it, for some CAB files anyway (believe this doesn't always work, but generally can).