.CAB File Extension

Developer:
Microsoft
File Type:
Windows Cabinet File
Popularity:

Having trouble opening .cab extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cab files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cab files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CAB file?

Cab file extension has Windows Cabinet file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

Associated with Microsoft Windows, the cabinet file uses an archive format. It typically stores data that has been compressed. The file may be applied during Windows software installs. Users may access CAB files via the Microsoft System Configuration Utility.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cab file icon
Developer:
Microsoft
File Type:
Windows Cabinet File
Category:
System Files
Format:
Binary

How to open CAB file?

Double click the cab file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cab extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cab extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cab file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CAB files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cab file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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