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Failed Installation of cab file in a setup.exe - possible to edit contents of a self-extracting 'setup.exe'?

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I was installing software from a self-extracting 'setup.exe' file when installation was aborted because data1.cab was corrupted. I would like to be able to view contents of setup.exe in Windows Explorer (XP Pro) and delete data1.cab which would then be replaced by a good copy from supplier of the software.

Is there a way of doing this manually (command switch?) or is there a utility that anyone knows of?

Thanks.
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by:brakmat
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If you have WinZip installed
you might try right-clicking setup.exe and open with winzip
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by:rambler24
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Have you tried the installation again? This kind of thing is often just a RAM or HD glitch.
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by:pratigan
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Another way of doing this, if you really want to eliminate the Cab1 from being used is to rename the cab1 that you indicate is corrupt and then create a new cab1 file with the same suffix and leave it empty.  Then when you run setup it will call in the cab1 file and move on without processing anything in the cab1 as the new empty one will be used.
Try this... I have done this in the past with other installs and it works fine.
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If you're going to get a new CAB file from the supplier of the software anyway, wouldn't it be easier to just get a new "setup.exe" ?
Maybe there's a bug in the install program.
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by:stormy1954
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Thanks to everyone who responded.

Winzip rejects the setup.exe as not being of a valid type. I will have to download the full 'setup.exe'.

Your help is much appreciated.
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by:Prester John
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<ahem>

Seems to me that getting another setup.exe was suggested just prior to stormy1954's announcement that setup.exe was going to be downloaded again.

Maybe i'm wrong.
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thanx!
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