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cannot open the cabinet file

by sunlover3 / May 27, 2015 5:08 AM PDT

how do I fix "cannot open the cabinet file"? I'm trying to install GTA 5

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Clarification Request
Share the source?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 5:56 AM PDT

I had someone try a torrent version. It was horrible.

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can you open...
by James Denison / May 27, 2015 5:30 AM PDT

...any *.cab file, or is just that one problematic? OS used?

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Windows 7
by sunlover3 / May 27, 2015 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: can you open...

I already replaced the disk got the same problem. Windows 7

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Is this the W7 disc or GTA disc?
by James Denison / May 27, 2015 7:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows 7

Also copy protection will report wrong size on files sometimes to interfere with cloning programs, so if not valid original disc you could run into that also.

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original
by sunlover3 / May 27, 2015 10:24 PM PDT

It's an original. I really want to play it Angry

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Open a ticket with Rockstar.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 10:25 PM PDT
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I linked about it up above.

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sorry, but....
by James Denison / May 28, 2015 2:48 AM PDT

...unless copying the *.cab file to your hard drive and seeing if it can be accessed there, or by attempting it to get an error msg telling you the file is corrupted or not able to be copied (indicating disc damage), or checking it for scratches which can be treated by the right product, I can't think of much more you can try.

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Re: .cab file
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 6:20 AM PDT

Back to the shop, say the CD contains a bad cab file and get another disk under warranty.

Kees

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