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How do I create a CAB file?

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this is a really dumb question...but I dont know the answer.How do I create a *.cab file? I thought winzip could do it, because it can open them, but apparently not. Whats the process?I need to update an xml string in a cab gauge that I have.ThanksEric

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>this is a really dumb question...but I dont know the answer.>>How do I create a *.cab file? I thought winzip could do it,>because it can open them, but apparently not. Whats the>process?>>I need to update an xml string in a cab gauge that I have.Go to the MSFS support website and download the CAB.EXE utility program. Install CAB.EXE in it's own folder, then set up your gauge folders within the utility's folder:Program Files....Make CAB........CAB.EXE........NAMEOFGAUGE <= use your guage name here!............mygauge.xml............mygauge.bmp............more.bmp............etc.bmpWhen you are ready to CAB your gauge, simply drag-n-drop the NAMEOFGAUGE folder name on top of the CAB.EXE program in the Explorer Window.Since this is a DOS based program, you may need to rename the 'cabbed' file afterwards...Simple, no?

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Eric,CabPack works nicely as well. Think latest version is 1.4. Easy to use, GUI, allows you to configure source and destination paths, to name a few features.

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Apart from the cab tools available (in xmlgau01.zip I mentioned CabPack if I recall that right), you don't need to cab the gauges again. See also XML FAQ item #5.Arne Bartels

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Can someone explain why CAB files exist at all? I mean are they simply another form of zipping? Or is there a more complex/FS-related reason? I've only made a couple of XML gauges so far but they seem to function perfectly well in their own (Windows) folders. Why CAB them at all?

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