Microsoft Cabinet Extraction Tool
Microsoft Cabinet Extraction Tool is a command line utility created to be a means of extracting individual files from compressed cabinet files.
With it you are able to grab items from CAB files using a reliable and efficient method that takes you just a couple of seconds. The CAB format is created around the Lempel-Ziv compression, which has at its core the MakeCAB compression tool. Using it you are able to store a multitude of files within a simple cabinet and transfer them where they are needed.
Since Microsoft Cabinet Extraction Tool is a command line application, it doesn’t display a user interface, but rather relies on the use of specific commands. With that to consider it’s best you know a thing or two about using command prompt tools before you run this one.
Still, regardless of your experience with running applications in this environment, Microsoft Cabinet Extraction Tool offers you a list of commands that you can use along with a short descriptions for each one. To view them, you simply drag the application’s EXE file over the ‘Command Prompt’ window and release it, then with a simple hit on the ‘Enter’ key they are displayed.
Microsoft Cabinet Extraction Tool allows you to choose the cabinet file you want to extract from, the target filename, a source and a name for the new file. You also get commands that enable you to process all the cabinets, copy source files and display the cabinet directory.
In closing, Microsoft Cabinet Extraction Tool is a rather unconventional tool that you can use to extract files from the CAB format, but once you get the hang of it and memorize its commands, it proves to be an invaluable tool.