A cabinet file contains several or many compressed files. These files are generally used to distribute software on disk and have a .cab file extension. Most of the files for Windows95/98 are in Cab files on the Setup Disk. The Extract command is used to extract one or more files from the cabinet file.
This refers to a compressed file with the extension .cab. Cabinet files are used to store installation files for Microsoft applications, most commonly Windows 9x operating systems and Internet Explorer. Cab files were initially designed to fit large installations onto a group of 1.44MB floppy disks. In a DOS-box you can unpack these using the EXPAND command.
a compressed collection of files, usually libraries and executables
a file that contains a compressed version of the control and any other files the control needs to install and run
an executable archive file that contains your application, dependencies such as DLLs, resources, Help files, and any other files you want to include in it
a normal file that contains pieces of one or more files which are usually compressed
a platform-specific package containing all the files that your application needs, together with information about the application
See cabinet file.
Short for cabinet file. A group of files compressed into one larger file to conserve disk space. CAB files are often used to distribute applications. During installation, the Setup program extracts files from the CAB file and copies them to the appropriate location on the hard disk.