Extracting Files From the Windows
CD .cab Files
Last updated: 11/16/01
Q. Is there an easy way to extract files from
the Windows 98, 98SE, and Me CDs?
Windows 98: Start, Programs, Accessories,
System Tools, System Information, Tools, File Checker, Extract one file
form installation disk, enter the
file name (e.g., HPSJVXD.VXD) in
Start, Restore from… browse to D:\win98 where D: is your CD-ROM drive,
Ok, Save File… Browse to C:\Windows \system, OK, OK, close.
Windows Me: Start,
Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Information, Tools, System
Utility, Extract file, enter hpsjvxd.vxd,
Start, … same as above...
If you don't have the CD,
you may find the .cab files on your hard disk drive at:
Windows 98/98SE: C:\windows\options\cabs
Windows Me: C:\windows\options\install
Search for them. They
may be somewhere else on the drive. A .cab file is a compressed a collection
of files ending with a .cab file name extension, and commonly used by Microsoft
to distribute software. There are other ways to extract them...
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