|⇒ Category:||System Files|
|⇒ Developer:||Microsoft Corporation|
📌 Generally, the .CAB format type is suitable for storing and opening Windows Cabinet entries packaged into an archive definition native to Windows shell. Precisely, the .CAB schema flawlessly supports LZX, Quantum, and .ZIP encoding principles and algorithms. In the following way, the formerly noted file items include compressed file content and are exploited for particular Windows components’ installations and tweaking, such as device drivers, network plugins, and system files. In the usual way, the .CAB extension resources are composed of device driver or Windows system updates and enhancements. For instance, a common .CAB data entity may include custom driver updates for a pre-installed printer. Besides, Windows platform is configured to download and install the updates integrated into CAB resources in the automatic way, using specific installers such as AdvPack, Device Installer, and Setup API. Nevertheless, users are capable of effortlessly downloading .CAB-relied packages from the genuine Microsoft Update Catalog database.
📌 The .CAB file schema and logic is perfectly identified and extracted by any typical software archivers, such as WinRAR, WinZip, 7-Zip, StuffIt Deluxe and other up-to-date third-party solutions. As a bonus ability, you may open up the target .CAB record with default System Configuration Utility, initially accessible within the Windows platform from the very start. After all, you may attempt to extract the .CAB object composition with Microsoft Windows Installer, and decompress the target file entry into a clear and transparent shape. It should be miscellaneously specified that .CAB records can be reviewed and opened up by Android-based ZArchiver applet, available for freeware distribution in the Google Play store. Linux owners are also granted an opportunity to decompress the .CAB archive structure with the aid of cabextract modular package, managed and employed in the command-line prompt by console commands, their designated parameters and keys.