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This article describes cabinet (.cab) files.
Cabinet files are compressed packages that contain a number of related files. The format of a cabinet file is optimized for maximum compression. Cabinet files on the Windows XP compact disc (CD) contains the actual Windows files.
You can extract individual files from the cabinet files to replace missing or corrupted files. To extract information from a .cab file in Windows XP:
Article ID: 310435 - Last Review: December 1, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
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