|I suspect what is going on here is that Kjell is looking at the DCOM98 install package and noting that it's properties show that it is a Wextract.exe self extracting executable even though he fails to spot or mention the self extracting part? Take a properties look at any MS update, it will show the same type of info. These packages are made with iexpress which uses wextract to splice itself onto the compressed installation files which is part and parcel the update itself. Thus it's properties include the wextract.exe file tag.|
Second guess is that Kjell downloaded the DCOM98 self installing package to the default download directory which is the Desktop folder. Kjell probably got that file here. Why, I can't possibly know.
You can install it if you want to, it won't make much difference since when you install ie 5, you also installed DCOM95 which is pretty much the same critter as DCOM98 anyway. BUT if your current DCOM files are a mess, installing/reinstalling DCOM98 will straighten the mess right out. My advice is that it can't hurt - install it, I did.
has a link to SDK CAB kit which has a lot of info on cab files, but I don't recall offhand a way to add to an existing cab file. One could repackage the cab to include some other files easy enough though. Post more info on what you want to do there exactly or was that close enough?
Files inside 98 cab files are compressed, extract an entire cab and note the difference between the cab size and bytes used in the folder extracted to - 3 to 1? Example shown with munged extension notably used for (yes, NT4 also) installation files where each file is compressed using a proprietary program only the installer program can use? Anybody extract one of this type successfully other than using the installation program? I didn't try very hard, but no luck here.