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How to convert CAB to TAR?
You can convert CAB to TAR with MConverter in three easy steps:
Choose CAB files from your device
At the top of this page, drag and drop your CABs. You can also click to select CAB files using your operating system's file picker. Another method is to press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V (⌘+V on Mac) to paste a CAB file you have copied to clipboard. Converting a folder with CAB files to TAR is also supported: simply paste or drag and drop it.
Click or tap on TAR from the list of target formats
Alternatively, you can use the search field to quickly find the format you need, whether it's TAR or something else.
Download your TAR files, after MConverter has finished processing them
There's an option to automatically download the converted TAR files, so you don't have to press the download icon for each TAR. You may see a share icon as well. Use it to directly share the TARs with other apps.
About the formats
Archive/Compression file formats
CAB is a Windows-specific archive format, similar to ZIP. Windows Cabinet files are often used for updating some system components and distributing device drivers.
Archive/Compression file formats
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Originally used by Unix/Linux, TAR files are archives containing multiple files inside. Also known as tarballs, TARs are similar to ZIP, but they do not have any compression applied. This makes them quicker to create and extract.
However, it is possible to compress TAR files using bzip2, gzip, or xz compression. To do this, convert the TAR file to TBZ2, TGZ, or TXZ respectively.
Common questions about converting CAB to TAR
Can I convert CAB to TAR in bulk?
Yes, MConverter supports batch converting of multiple CABs to TARs simultaneously. You can even drag and drop folders containing CABs to convert to TAR. Pasting CAB files and folders copied in the clipboard also works: use Ctrl+V.
Can I convert a CAB file to TAR, if its size is 1 GB?
Yes, with MConverter Premium you can convert big CABs, up to 1 gigabyte each. The free version lets you convert files up to 200 MB. If you need to convert CAB files over 200 megabytes, try MConverter Premium.
Is converting CABs to TAR safe with MConverter?
Yes, we encrypt your connection using industry standards. Plus, your CAB files are only accessible by you. 24 hours after the conversion completes, they are automatically deleted from MConverter’s servers. You can also delete your CABs and other converted files immediately after finishing the conversion by clicking the bin icon. Join others who have trusted us to convert over 2,845,437 files so far.
How long does it take to convert CAB to TAR?
For most archive files, the wait is often less than a minute. However, MConverter also supports converting larger archive files, meaning that it could take a while (up to over an hour, for example).
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