Expand

Expands one or more compressed files. This command is used to retrieve compressed files from distribution disks.

Syntax

expand [-r] Source [Destination]

expand -d source.cab [-f:files]

expand source.cab -f:files Destination

Parameters

-r : Renames expanded files.

-d : Displays a list of files in the source location. Does not expand or extract the files.

-f:files : Specifies the files in a cabinet (.cab) file you want to expand. You can use wildcards (* and ?).

Source : Specifies the files to expand. Source can consist of a drive letter and colon, a directory name, a file name, or a combination. You can use wildcards (* and ?).

Destination : Specifies where files are to be expanded. If Source is multiple files and -r is not specified, Destination must be a directory. Destination can consist of a drive letter and colon, a directory name, a file name, or a combination.

/?: Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

Using expand at the Recovery Console

The expand command, with different parameters, is available from the Recovery Console.

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