File Extension CAB

.CAB File

File extension: CAB
File type: Cabinet File
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Notes about the CAB file extension:



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The CAB file type is primarily associated with 'Cabinet File' by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft installation archive. On Windows XP: Start | Run | type in msconfig.exe and click OK. On the general tab click the Expand File tab. Fill in the necessary data. If your CAB file extension association has been disabled, see the Associated Links for a possible registry fix. Or, just re-register the DLL file with Windows. To do this on Windows XP Start | Run | type in regsvr32 %windir%\system32\cabview.dll and click OK. Other MIME types seen for CAB include: application/cab; application/x-compress; application/x-compressed; zz-application/zz-winassoc-cab but are generally considered incorrect.

Detailed information for file extension CAB:


Primary association: Cabinet File
Company: Microsoft Corporation
File classification: Archive
Mime type: vnd.ms-cab-compressed
Identifying characters Hex: 4D 53 43 46 00 00 00 00 , ASCII: MSCF
Related links: XP File Association Fixes, Unpack with 7-Zip

Other applications associated with file type CAB:

  • Install Shield (v5.x or 6.x Compressed File) by InstallShield Software CorporationNot compatible with Microsoft .CAB files. The files are usually called DATA1.CAB or DISK1.CAB. There are utilities available to decompress them and extract their contents (I5COMP and I6COMP [search on these terms to find copies]). The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 49 53 63 28 , ASCII: ISc(
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .CAB

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}, FileType: Cabinet, AppName: Windows Explorer
EXEFile: explorer.exe

ProgramID: CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}, FileType: Cabinet File, AppName: Windows Explorer
EXEFile: explorer.exe

ProgramID: File.Cab, FileType: ZipGenius Cab File, AppName: ZipGenius 1.4 Service Release 3

ProgramID: Frigate3.open, FileType: ZipMagic ZOO, AppName: Frigate3

ProgramID: MS-Cabinet-Archiv, FileType: MS-Cabinet, AppName: WinAce Archiver v2.5
EXEFile: WinAce.exe

ProgramID: PicoZip, FileType: PicoZip Archive, AppName: PicoZip
EXEFile: PicoZip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk Archive, FileType: PowerDesk Archive, AppName: PowerDesk

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk
EXEFile: PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk Pro

ProgramID: WinRAR, FileType: WinRAR archive, AppName: WinRAR archiver
EXEFile: WinRAR.exe

ProgramID: WinZip, FileType: WinZip File, AppName: WinZip
EXEFile: winzip32.exe

ProgramID: WinZip, FileType: WinZip File, AppName: WinZip Executable
EXEFile: winzip32.exe

ProgramID: ZipMagic CAB

ProgramID: PACAB
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%r\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Allume Systems\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: pkzipfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PKWARE\PKZIPW\PKZIPW.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!Ute\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinRar 8\WinRar 8 beta\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: G:\SW\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: Y:\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: D:\EXTRA_~1\SMALLP~1\WINZIP9.0\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: C:\DOCUME~1\ESTELA~1\MYDOCU~1\DEFAUL~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SHAREW~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: F:\utils\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: E:\WinRar 3.4\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: D:\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zippers\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: C:\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PACKER\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt\\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\VCOM\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ontrack\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PicoZip.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PicoZip\PicoZip.exe %1

ProgramID: PACAB
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: MS-Cabinet-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce\WinAce.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: BitZipper.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BitZipper\BITZIPPER.EXE %1

ProgramID: 7-Zip.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7zFMn.exe %1

ProgramID: IZArc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZARC\IZARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: QZ4..cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip4\QuickZip.exe %1

ProgramID: Qzip.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip\Quickzip.exe %1

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe %1

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe %1

ProgramID: 7-Zip.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7zFM.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UTILIT~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: MimarSinan Codex
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L

ProgramID: IZArcCAB
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: ICEOWSDoc
EXEFile: rundll32 %SystemRoot%\system32\ShellExt\IceGUI.dll,RouteTheCall

ProgramID: uz.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PACAB
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Accessories\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE

ProgramID: ALZip.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALZip\ALZip.exe

ProgramID: MS-Cabinet-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: File.Cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 6\zipgenius.exe -open

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UltimateZip 2.7\uzip.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: ACDSee 9.0.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\9.0\ACDSeeQV.exe

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe

ProgramID: MS-Cabinet-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt11.Archive.Open.Generic
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt11\StuffIt11.exe -o

ProgramID: CAB
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PeaZip\PEAZIP.EXE

ProgramID: IZArcCAB
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: LhaplusArchive_cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Lhaplus\Lhaplus.exe

ProgramID: 7-Zip.cab
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Utilities\7-Zip\7zFM.exe

Program Name and MIME Type Info for File Extension .CAB

FILExt has been given permission to display a Program Name/MIME type database collected by Anthony R. Nemmer. Some of this data has already been included into the main FILExt database. Those entries which have not yet been incorporated are displayed below.
Program Name Mime Type application/x-gzip application/x-iphone application/x-tar

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