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Limits of the CAB file format supported by windows installer

Created: 21 Apr 2009 • 2 comments
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The only compressed file type supported natively by Windows Installer is the Cabinet (CAB) format. The following limits apply to this file format.

No one file in a CAB can exceed 2GB
Maximum size of all files in one folder (compressed) 2GB
Maximum size of a CAB file (compressed) 2GB
Maximum number of files in a single CAB 64K

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Rivin's picture

Hi WiseUser.
Just to clearify what do you mean by "supported by Windows Installer"?  How about WIseScript?

Thanks in advance

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piyushnasa's picture

 Hope this link helps u to create package which have size greater than 2 GB.

Piyush Nasa Altiris Certified Professional (ACP)

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