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CAB files with corrupted header


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#1 Havonasun

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:05 AM

So I was going to install some plugins one morning, but InstallShield decided to hang.  After some frustration, and a few days, I discovered that the .cab files were the culprit.  I found this by double-clicking them, and PowerArchiver telling me that they were corrupt.  I was dismayed that my favorite plugins were no longer available, but I have a backup.  I had recently copied and installed these plugins to a different computer in January, and my backup (a separate drive) was from October, so no worries.  I popped the drive in the dock, browsed to the folder, and, well, what do you know.  I downloaded DataNumen's CAB repair program, which seemed to be the best option, since all roads were leading there.  The trial version, which would at least tell you that the file could be repaired, failed.  After some more research, and trying WinZip, WinRAR, 7zip, Windows extract, Total Commander, and maybe some others, the only bit of new information I got was that the header is corrupt.  Now here's a real kicker...  I opened explorer to c:\, and searched the entire computer for *.cab.  It turns out that every data1.cab, _sys1.cab, and _user1.cab file on the entire computer does the same thing.  My guess is that I don't actually have corrupt headers.



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#2 Havonasun

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 07:39 AM

Virus scan, including archives, clean as a whistle.



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:42 PM

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
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Posted 25 February 2016 - 07:31 AM

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Mod Edit:  PMs are not used tor forum topics, as noted in my return PM - Hamluis.


Edited by hamluis, 25 February 2016 - 12:24 PM.





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