This utility is provided to extract one or more files from the "Cabinet" archives on the Win 95 CD-ROM. This would generally only be done if it was suspected that an installed file was corrupted in some way.


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

EXTRACT [/Y] source [newname]

EXTRACT [/Y] /C source destination

cabinetCabinet file (contains two or more files)
filenameName of the file to extract from the cabinet. Wild cards and multiple filenames (separated by blanks) may be used.
sourceCompressed file (a cabinet with only one file).
newnameNew filename to give the extracted file. If not supplied, the original name is used.
/AProcess ALL cabinets. Follows cabinet chain starting in first cabinet mentioned.
/CCopy source file to destination (to copy from DMF disks).
/DDisplay cabinet directory (use with filename to avoid extract).
/EExtract (use instead of *.* to extract all files).
/L dirLocation to place extracted files (default is current directory).
/YDo not prompt before overwriting an existing file.


To extract the arial font file from the Win95 CD (on drive X:) to the current directory where the host CAB file is not known:
Extract x:\win95\win95_02.cab arial.ttf /A

Exit Codes:

0No errors occured.
If the source file was found and there was no file of the same name in destination, it was extracted;
if the source file was found and there was a file of the same name in destination, it was or was not copied as the user required;
no source file was found in the specified CAB file; or
EXTRACT was terminated by Ctrl-C before normal completion.
1The source CAB file couldn't be opened/located.

File Details

File NameDefault LocationDos Ver.Win Ver.SizeDateSource
Extract.exec:\windows\command 7.0Win95 46 656111/07/95\win95
7.1Win95 (OSR2.x) 46 656101/12/97\win98
Win98 93 242211/05/98\Win98\
Win98 SE 93 242223/04/99

1 Identical files despite different date stamps: v.1.00.0530  (03/04/95)
2 Identical files despite different date stamps: v.1.00.603.0 (14/08/97)

If you should have any comments or suggestions,
please contact: Bob Watson
This page last revised:
August 27, 2000.