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Splitting CAB files from cd to install from diskette

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I have the WIndows 95 CD-Rom, but I do not have a CD-Rom on the one computer I need to install it on. I need a utility or a way to split the 1.95 MB Cab files so that they can go onto a 1.44 MB diskette.  If you know of a utility or another way to accomplish this I would really appreciate it.
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khabir earned 50 total points
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Just install Microsoft's Powertoys on your CD-ROM equiped computer. There is a cabinet (cab) files viewer utility that enables viewing and extracting. Once installed, just right-click on a cab file to see it open in a folder on desktop; then copy individual files to diskettes.
Powertoys are available at this address:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/download/powertoy.exe

There is of course the DOS prompt method to do this but the above method is the best.
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by:rmarotta
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deadaim and khabir,

If that doesn't help because some of the files are in use, you may find the following Knowledgebase article useful:

"How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files"

The URL for it is:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q129/6/05.asp?PR=W95&T1=7d&FR=0&A=T&T=B&S=F&

Regards,
Ralph

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by:deadaim
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I was informed by someone that I used to work with that Microsoft had a utility that would format a regular floppy so that it would be able to hold the the full 1.95 MB.  Has anyone else ever heard of this program.  If so please let me know a name of it or where I can find it.  If not, should I just unload the cab files to a dir on my hard drive and just start copying em to floppies?....Thanks in advance

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by:khabir
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Yes deadaim, your friend is right. Datadepot Inc. made it too.
Check it at:
            http://www.datadepo.com/hicopy.sht

Best regards,

Khabir
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by:deadaim
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Khabir and Ralph, I would like to thank you guys for your info
it was very helpful
=)

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