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