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CAB file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .cab file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .cab file?
  • What program do I need to open a .cab file?
  • How can the .cab file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .cab files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Microsoft Cabinet File

Microsoft Cabinet File .cab file icon
The CAB file is a Microsoft Cabinet File. CAB is the Microsoft Windows native compressed archive format. Cabinet files are used to organize installation files that are copied to the user's system. A large compressed file can be spread over several .cab files.
Category: Archive files
Application: Expand
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
CAB aliases:
CAB related links:
CAB related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

Diamond Directive File

Gzip Compressed File

InstallShield Uninstall Script

LHarc Compressed Archive

StuffIt Expander Archive

Tape Archive

Unix Gzipped TAR Archive

Other types of files may also use the .cab file extension.

🚫 The .cab file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ab, acb, ca, caf, cag, cah, can, cav, cb, cba, cwb, cxb, dab, fab, sab

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Cakewalk Sonar Bundle
CADfix ASCII Geometry Data
Sony PlayStation Sound Bank
Core Audio Format
ACE Compressed Comic Book
Sabotain Game Archive
ATLAS.ti 6 Copy Bundle
Comodo IS Virus Definition Data
Custody X Change CXB Data
Applix Builder Data

🔴 Can't open a .cab file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .cab file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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