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Cab files anyone?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by xico, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. xico

    xico Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2002
    I have a program called reg repair. It is asking me where my cab files are.
    Does anyone know how to answer that? I have win98 where a;; my files are, but apparent;y that is insufficient.

    Hope someone has an answer. I will be exceedingly grateful, and will wish you well with a hundred turns of the prayer wheel.

    Xico :D
  2. columbo


    Sep 10, 2001

    Try C:\Windows\Options\Cabs, or just do a search on your C: drive for a folder called Cabs.


    Jun 11, 2002
    The files you need are on the installation CD if you can't find them anywhere else.
  4. Cowboy622


    Oct 4, 2001
    If the Cab files are not on the hard drive you might want to put them there. Here is a post by Train which tells you how:
    cab files
    Put your windows cd in and when it opens, select browse and open the win98 folder I select all , copy. Then go to the C:\windows\options\cab folder, open it and paste. that will put them on your hard disk.
    I also have them copied folder and all on another partition. That way I do not need to use the cd if I format and reinstall.

    Then Mosaic1 posted the way to get the registry to point to the cab files:
    If you put the cabs on the hard drive, the registry needs to point to them. Here is how you do it.
    copy the whole Win98 folder to the drive or copy the contents of the Win98 folder to
    C:\Windows\Options\Cabs (this is the default location, options is a hidden folder so you need to check "show all files" in explorer)
    Open the registry and navigat to

    Click on the Sourcepath entry in the right pane. Double click and modify to reflect the new location of the cabs C:\Windows\Options\Cabs or C:\Win98 or whatever you choose. You might want to put the cabs on another partition too. If you need to format, it might be easier.

    Hope this helps you!
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