CABfile extension

Windows Cabinet File

Have trouble opening the .cab extension? Don't panic! This page explains cab files and suggests programs you may use to open cab files. You can download these programs through this page!

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What is CAB file?

.CAB is a Microsoft Windows archive format with compressed data. It supports the .ZIP, Quantum, and .LZX data compression algorithms. It is used for Windows installation packages, such as system files, network components, and device drivers. Microsoft installers, e. g. Setup API, Device Installer, and AdvPack, often install data from CAB files.

More information

CAB file supports compression and digital signatures and is used in various Microsoft installers, such as Setup API, Device Installer, AdvPack (to install ActiveX components of Internet Explorer), and Windows Installer. .CAB files are also used in many installers (InstallShield and others), though it is primarily a different format. Sometimes it is used in computer games.


How to open CAB file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the cab extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the cab file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the cab file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open CAB files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your cab file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.