(PRWEB) March 21, 2013
File extension CAB, DLL, and DMP share the commonality of being a system file type. Taking into consideration the role of system files in running programs and applications on different operating systems and that they support device drivers, program and application files, memory, system libraries and other components in a PC operating system, Avanquest recently published recommendations on the main types of software to open CAB, DLL and DMP files.
File extension CAB is a system file type that is part of the Windows operating system and contains data in a compressed archive format. CAB files support the installation of software for Windows, including device drivers, system files, and other components. File extension CAB gets its name from being referred to as a Windows cabinet file which is run from the system configuration utility in Windows.
File extension DLL is commonly referred to as a Dynamic Link Library file which is a necessary file that contains instructions and drivers that are used with a Windows application. The file may also share different functions with other programs and applications which are part of the Windows operating system. DLL files can be preinstalled in Windows where other DLL files are part of applications that are installed in Windows after market.
File extension DMP is a system file type in Windows that is frequently used to troubleshoot system errors and crashes in the operating system. DMP files contain data which has been dumped from the memory in a Windows program or application. The files are temporary to provide information on troubleshooting and can be deleted from the operating system to save on space.
As a general rule, system file types should not be opened manually unless the user is not a programmer with accomplished knowledge on how this type of file functions. If a system file is inadvertently altered, this can cause other problems with the operating system. Keeping this in mind there are a variety of different programs and applications that will open file extension CAB, DLL, and DMP.
Visual Studio: File extension DMP and DLL can be opened using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 which is a developer program for creating software applications. Visual Studio is available as a paid download in the Microsoft Store online and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
Visual FoxPro: Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 will open file extension DLL and is a developer application that provides a set of tools for managing database applications and components. FoxPro 9.0 is available on the Microsoft website and compatible with the Windows operating system.
StuffIt Deluxe: Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe is a compression, backup, and file delivery application which is available as a 30-day trial on the StuffIt.com or Smith Micro website. For a Windows-based PC, Stuffit Deluxe 2010 can be used to open CAB files. For Mac OS X, StuffIt Deluxe 2011 should be used.
Any Text Editor: File extension CAB, DLL, and DMP can be opened using any text editing program such as Notepad, WordPad, or TextPad for Windows, Apple TextMate or BBEdit for Mac OS X, or Nano Editor and gEdit for the Linux operating system.
WinZip: Corel WinZip will open file extension CAB and is available in both a Windows and Mac edition on the Corel website. Windows users should use WinZip 16.5 and for Mac OS X, WinZip Mac Edition 2 will open CAB files.
These are a few of the software applications that are recommended for opening CAB, DLL, and DMP files and revealed in the file extension database. Avanquest strives to provide the end users with a comprehensive understanding of how various file extensions work and the types of software applications that will open them.