File Extension Database

Open CAB File

A file with the CAB extension is a Windows Cabinet file.

CABs are compressed files that store data related to various installations of Windows that can include device drivers or system files.

The CAB format supports the ZIP, Quantum, and LZX data compression algorithms.

The Pack and Go feature of the Microsoft Publisher program can make CAB files end with the PUZ extension. Thus, within PUZ file will have everything that is included with the document, in the same file format as CAB, so they can be treated the same as CAB files, regardless of whether it has the PUZ extension.

Importantly, we should not confuse the CAB files created by the InstallShield installation program, as they are not related to the Windows Cabinet file format.

Some devices may use the CAB file extension to store firmware files.

Software to open a CAB file

To open and work with a CAB file, you must have one of the following software packages:

Typical CAB application file locations:

  • C:\Windows\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L
  • %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist

Typical CAB mime types:

  • %I

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • CABFolder
  • CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}

How Can I Open CAB File on Windows

How Can I Open CAB File on Mac OS

How Can I Open CAB File on Android

If you downloaded a CAB file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open CAB File on iPhone or iPad

To open CAB File on iOS device follow steps below:

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