EXE (.exe) is the general file extension for an executable file (ie. a program) in the Microsoft Windows, DOS, Open VMS, and OS/2 operating systems. In computing, CAB is the Microsoft Windows native compressed archive format. It supports compression and digital signing, and is used in a variety of Microsoft installation engines: Setup API, Device Installer, AdvPack (for the installation of ActiveX components from Internet Explorer) and Windows Installer. CAB (.cab) is a Microsoft file extension and format for three methods of data compression: DEFLATE, Quantum, and LZX. In order to convert an EXE file to CAB, a conversion program must be used. Several of these are available online as free trial downloads.
Conversion with Cab Maker 2.0
Download and install Cab Maker 2.0.
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Run the conversion program on the desktop. Click the "Add" button in the main window. Select an EXE (*.exe) file for conversion. Click "Add."
Click the "..." button in the "Cab Creation Options" field. Select a target destination for the converted CAB file. Click "OK."
Enter the name of the CAB file in the "Name of the .cab file:" field, being sure to include ".cab" at the end of the name.
Click the "Start" button in the bottom-right area of the main window to begin the conversion process.
Conversion with EXE to CAB Converter
Download and install EXE to CAB Converter.
Run the conversion program on the desktop. Click the "Add" button in the main window. Choose an EXE file for conversion. Click "Open."
Click the "Browse" button next to the "Destination" field. Select a target destination for the converted CAB file. Click "OK."
Click the "Convert" button to begin the EXE-to-CAB conversion process.
Things You'll Need
EXE file (*.exe)