Short for cabinet, a cab file refers to a Windows compressed cabinet file. These files contain all of the files and drivers that help make up Windows and allow devices to work with Windows. Whenever installing a new hardware device, if you do not use the manufacturer CD Windows relies on the cabinets a possible source for a location of drivers.
- Extracting files from the Windows cabinets.
- Preventing Microsoft Windows from prompting for a CD.
- Computer file extensions.