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How do I expand .CAB files

by HonkAphrodite / April 25, 2004 2:29 PM PDT

I am trying to undelete buried files. I have run undelete and grep. I have gotten results that have .CAB extension, but I do not know how to open them -- also, the location of the archive that holds them is very vague. Can anyone enlighten me?

The OS is Windows Me.


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Re:How do I expand .CAB files (use EXTRACT)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2004 10:59 PM PDT

That's the method available on almost all Microsoft supplied installs.

Some GUI ZIP programs support .CAB, but you need to select one since there must be over a dozen out now.

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Re:Re: How do I expand .CAB files (use EXTRACT)
by ChuckT / April 26, 2004 3:19 PM PDT

Try "IZArc" freeware available at:
IZArc does support .CAB compression and over 3 dozen other compression and encryption formats.

According to Nonags, which rates it 6 Duckies (out of 6): "IZArc provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools. It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create and extract archives directly in Windows Explorer, create multiple archives spanning disks, creating self-extracting archives, repair damaged zip archives, converting from one archive type to another, view and write comments and many more."

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Re:Re:Re: To expand .CAB files, use IZArc
by ChuckT / April 28, 2004 8:05 AM PDT

I have changed the subject line of this so as to catch your eye, since my prior posting was intending to inform you of the IZArc freeware program. Sorry.

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