How to unpack cab file

MicroEdge GIFTS 6.2.1 is an executable. However, as soon as Gifts finishes installing, it then kicks off the installation of Crystal XI. The installation for Crystal XI is an embedded MSI inside the GIFTS exe. I got the MSI, but it is looking for data1.cab. I looked at the other install files for GIFTS and found a data1.cab, but it does not seem to be the correct one. There is also a large data2.cab file. I think that the data1.cab for the MSI is inside the data2.cab and gets exposed during installation.

I'm trying to find a way to unpack the data2.cab file to see if the data1.cab file is inside it. I can't use WinZip because it is not recognized format. Any ideas on utilities to unpack this cab file?

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
You can normally extract all the required files by performing an administrative install. Try running 'SETUP /A' and see what you get.
Posted by: troy_in_wi 12 years ago
Orange Belt
Hi VBScab,
Thanks for the response. The SETUP.EXE /A did not work. It gave errors because the Crystal XI was not already installed.

However, while trying to install it again, I saw it was copying a Data1.cab file to a Crystal 11 Setup folder. I looked in the C:\Gifts folder and sure enough, there was a "Crystal 11 Setup" folder that had the MSI and the Data1.cab file.

I didn't think to look in the installation folder because many times the installation will delete files that it created during the install. I'm good now. Thanks!
Posted by: AutomateIT 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Try this Cabinet Software Development Kit
Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
Try this Cabinet Software Development Kit Unfortunately, InstallShield CABs don't use the Microsoft format. In XP Pro or higher, try loading one into Explorer...normal MS ones open like a ZIP file would, IS ones appear to be empty.
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