Files with cab extension could also be found as special installation packages in Windows CE devices. Similar to classic CAB format, but different.

There is one other file type using
the CAB file extension!

empty - Windows Cabinet Compressed Archive [common]

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CAB file extension - Installation File For Windows Mobile

What is cab file? How to open cab files?

The CAB file format was also used as a standard installation mechanism in Windows CE powered devices, but it differs from the standard Windows archive.

The CAB file format is similar to classical Windows Cabinet compressed archive, but also contains special set of installation instructions in XML file bundled to the archive called _setup.xml.

Over the years the CAB format developed and many versions of it exist. Those usually work only on certain version of Windows CE. This situation was solved with Windows CE version 5.0 in which the CAB format used for app installations for standardized.

The default software associated to cab file type:

Windows Mobile icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Mobile  Windows Mobile/CE software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Mobile is operating system based on Microsoft Windows CE kernel and is intended for smart phones, Pocket PCs, GPS navigation devices etc.

Windows Mobile was introduced in 2000 and in 2010 was replaced by Windows Phone 7 operating system. The basic applications installed in WM are Internet Explorer Mobile, Microsoft Office Mobile, Windows Media Player for WM etc.

Windows Mobile is able to sharing Internet to other computers or mobile devices and supports multitasking. Other applications are available in Windows Marketplace for Mobile or downloadable on the Internet. They are three editions of Windows Mobile: Professional, Standard, Classic.

It was replaced by Windows Phone platform.

Help how to open CAB files:

You can open and install the app included in the .cab file in Windows CE based mobile phones.

How to convert file with extension CAB:

These files could be extracted with special tools for Windows CE. But conversion is unlikely.

List of software applications associated to the .cab file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open cab file, edit cab file, convert cab file, view cab file, play cab file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cab files.

  • Open cab file
  • Extract cab file
  • Others cab file

Software that open cab file - Installation File For Windows Mobile

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open cab file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Windows Mobile/CE:

Main software associated with cab file by default:
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