Using Windows Expand Tool to Extract CAB Files
If you are a regular user of downloaded CAB driver packs then you are probably using something like 7-Zip to extract them.
Well there is an alternative way of extracting the CAB file using a basic Windows tool.
Download your CAB file and make note of the file location. Then open a command prompt and go to the location of your CAB file:
Then type in the following command:
expand cabfilename.cab . -f:*
- cabfilename.cab = the name of the CAB file you want to extract
For this guide purposes we will use the Dell Latitude 5480 Windows 10 drivers:
Hit Enter and the process will start the extraction:
Once complete, it will show many files have been extracted:
You can then go and take a look in File Explorer and you should see the full extracted file structure now available to you:
We have created a quick video demo on this process to go through the steps as above:
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