package_5.cab - How to Fix? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing package_5.cab files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent package_5.cab file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

package_5.cab file Windows Cabinet. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Office software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of package_5.cab related errors on your device. You can also download package_5.cab file compatible with Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename package_5.cab
File extension CAB
Type Archive
Description Windows Cabinet
Program Office 2003
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2003
File size 68704
Oldest file 2017-05-10
Latest file 2017-05-10

There are various types of errors related to package_5.cab file. package_5.cab file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to package_5.cab file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • package_5.cab is corrupted
  • package_5.cab cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - package_5.cab
  • package_5.cab file error
  • package_5.cab file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register package_5.cab file:
  • package_5.cab file could not be loaded
  • package_5.cab file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because package_5.cab file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to package_5.cab can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing package_5.cab file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

package_5.cab file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with package_5.cab file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to package_5.cab file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of package_5.cab or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to package_5.cab file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the package_5.cab file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the package_5.cab file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the package_5.cab file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace package_5.cab file

The last solution is to manually download and replace package_5.cab file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded package_5.cab file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of package_5.cab file example directory paths.

  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\PackageStore\

If the steps did not solve your package_5.cab file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename package_5.cab
System Windows XP
File size 68704 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 7bfba459cec85ab9f36286b26bf9dab6
SHA1 0d55b881919b5711993741215c1954a2dad79b03
SHA256 c41e8878bb6d10b52700586cb15e3a1cfd57b03a06bf549d8ce2b6fdf73f6f82
CRC32 b6d43450
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\PackageStore\