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Windows 7: .cab file extension

17 Apr 2010   #1
peanuts

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.cab file extension

I have a .cab file in a program that I would like to view and change but every method I have used has failed so far. Any ideas. The programes I have sed so far are, MS Command > expand, WinRar, 7-Zip, ZipScan and CabExplorer


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17 Apr 2010   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

7-zip can view cab files.
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17 Apr 2010   #3
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

7-zip definitely can open a .cab file, unless the .cab file in question is corrupted in some way...

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17 Apr 2010   #4
Bill2

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What kind of cab is it? If its a windows cab, you should be able to open it in Windows explorer itself. If its a non-windows one then the cab file is probably using a proprietary format and you will need to find out what the installer is that they are for and search on the web. Meanwhile, also try Uniextract.
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18 Apr 2010   #5
peanuts

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
7-zip can view cab files.
And so says a Gold Member and Seven Guru - DOH

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
7-zip definitely can open a .cab file, unless the .cab file in question is corrupted in some way...

zzz2496
Thanks zzz2496

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
What kind of cab is it? If its a windows cab, you should be able to open it in Windows explorer itself. If its a non-windows one then the cab file is probably using a proprietary format and you will need to find out what the installer is that they are for and search on the web. Meanwhile, also try Uniextract.
Thanks Bill, where can I find that info. Obviously if it is in the cab file itself, I wont be able to see it.
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18 Apr 2010   #6
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote:
And so says a Gold Member and Seven Guru - DOH
That won't get you far.
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18 Apr 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well, you'll have to hit and try but i do remember theres an extractor called i6comp which works with Install Shield Wizard cab files. This is an example of such an extraction.

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