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CabPack 1.4

CabPack is a compression program with which you can create cabinet (.CAB) files. Learn what's new on this latest version. Click here if the download does not begin automatically.

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With just a few mouse clicks you specify which files to compress, which compression method to use, where the output files should go and whether or not the cabinet files should span multiple disks. CabPack is able to store subdirectories, and depending on the platform you wish to extract the cabinets on, it can create .CAB files that contain long filenames or store these long filenames in the 8.3 format.

When Windows 95 came out, Microsoft introduced a new compression scheme for their distribution media: the cabinet files. I was curious: What is the compression rate of the CAB format, in comparison to other archivers? So I extracted the files from a cabinet file and re-compressed them using various popular compressors, including ZIP, ARJ and RAR, and even with maximum compression enabled, I was unable to achieve the same tight compression the original .CAB file had. Read more.

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