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File extension.cab
CategoryCompressed File
DescriptionThe CAB file extension is a compression format developed by Microsoft. Originally used to minimise the number of floppy disks required to hold installation data, the file format is now used to minimise the size of files downloaded from the web. The CAB format offers effective compression because it compresses across multiple files ignoring the boundaries between the files. CAB files are often linked with self extracting files due to the ease with which they can be recognised as CAB files.
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Technical DetailsThe CAB file permits three types of compression: Quantum, LZX and DEFLATE. Microsoft provide the ability to apply a digital signature to a CAB file. This allows a user to verify the authenticity of the file. CAB files are not constrained by a maximum file size that some compression files face. It is possible to spread a CAB file over multiple CAB files. A limitation of a CAB file is that it needs to be recreated every time it is changed, whereas other compressed formats allow for a file to be updated based on additions, removals or edits.
Associated programs MakeCab
StuffIt
WinRAR
WinZip
Developed by Microsoft
MIME type  application/vnd.ms-cab-compressed
Useful links Microsoft Information on CAB Format
More Information on the CAB format
More Microsoft Documentation on the CAB Format
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Convert CAB file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert CAB files to a variety of other formats:

cab to 7z (7-Zip Compressed File)
cab to tar.bz2 (Bzip 2 UNIX Compressed File)
cab to lzh (Compressed Archive File)
cab to tar (Tape Archive File)
cab to tar.gz (Gzip Compressed Archive)
cab to yz1 (DeepFreezer Compressed Archive)
cab to zip (Compressed Archive File)

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File extension.tar
CategoryCompressed File
DescriptionThe TAR file format was initially developed within a Unix environment with a purpose to support tape backup procedures. Subsequently it has been used for file archiving purposes and to collect multiple files into one file for storage or distribution. TAR is also the name of an application that handles TAR files. TAR, despite still being quite popular, particularly in the Linux platform, does have some shortcomings, which have been addressed through new versions of the format.
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Technical DetailsA TAR file is a collection of files into one file. It is not compressed by default. A number of compression applications exist which can then be used to compress the entire TAR file, such as gzip. If compression is applied then this changes the file extension from.tar to .tar.gz to denote its compression. The new additional suffix is dependent on the type of compression used. TAR files consist of a file header and file data rounded up to a multiple of 512 bytes.
Associated programs Apple Archive Utility
GNU Tar
StuffIt
WinZip
Developed by The GNU Project
MIME type  application/tar
application/x-tar
applicaton/x-gtar
multipart/x-tar
application/x-compress
application/x-compressed
Useful links Detailed Description of TAR format
More Information on TAR format
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