EXTRACT.exe / Extrac32.exe

Uncompress one or more compressed .CAB cabinet files.

Syntax
      Extrac32 [/Y] [/A] [/D | /E] [/L dir] cabinet [filename...]

      Extrac32 [/Y] source [newname]

      Extrac32 [/Y] /C source destination

      EXTRACT  [/Y] [/A] [/D | /E] [/L dir] cabinet [filename...]

Key
   cabinet    Cabinet file (contains two or more files.)

   filenames  Name of the file to extract from the cabinet
              Wild cards (*.*) (.) and multiple files (separated by
              blanks are valid.

   source     Compressed file (a cabinet with only one file.)

   newname    New filename to give the exracted file.
              If not supplied the original name is used.

options
      /A       Process ALL cabinets. Follow cabinet chain.

      /C       Copy source file to destination (to copy from DMF floppy disks.)

      /D       Display cabinet directory (use with filename to avoid extract)

      /E       Extract all (use instead of *.* to extract all files)

      /L dir   Location to place extracted files (default is current folder)

      /Y       Overwrite files without any prompt

Extrac32.exe can be used from the command line, but does not display any output on the console. (Extrac32.exe is part of Internet Explorer.) The output can be redirected through the more utility extrac32.exe /? | more

Examples

Extracting the archive demo.cab to the work folder:

C:\> extrac32.exe demo.cab /L "C:\work\"

Create a self extracting archive containing movie.mov:

C:\> makecab movie.mov "temp.cab"
C:\> copy /b "%windir%\system32\extrac32.exe"+"temp.cab" "movie.exe"
C:\> del /q /f "temp.cab"

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Related Commands:

ATTRIB - Display or change file attributes
COPY - Copy one or more files to another location
MAKECAB - Create .CAB file
Q132913 - Extract utility
Equivalent bash command (Linux): gzip - Compress or decompress named file(s)


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