Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Package existing files into a cabinet (.cab) file.


This command is the same as the diantz command.


makecab [/v[n]] [/d var=<value> ...] [/l <dir>] <source> [<destination>]
makecab [/v[<n>]] [/d var=<value> ...] /f <directives_file> [...]


Parameter Description
<source> File to compress.
<destination> File name to give compressed file. If omitted, the last character of the source file name is replaced with an underscore (_) and used as the destination.
/f <directives_file> A file with makecab directives (may be repeated).
/d var=<value> Defines variable with specified value.
/l <dir> Location to place destination (default is current directory).
/v[<n>] Set debugging verbosity level (0=none,...,3=full).
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

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