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    Home contents inventory database (2003)

    When you download the Home contents inventory database, you get a cab file containing a content.inf file. What's the purpose of such file?

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    Re: Home contents inventory database (2003)

    A .inf file is a setup information file to be used by an installer. It's a text file, you can view it in Notepad.

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    Re: Home contents inventory database (2003)

    Thank you Hans, is the .inf file referenced inside the .cab file? I see if I open the .cab file without saving it, I can drag the mdb file into any folder on my pc, I can rename it and open it. The content.inf file doesn't seem to have any influence or wouldn't I be able to open the .cab file without it?

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    Re: Home contents inventory database (2003)

    The database was originally intended for Access 2000. If you'd had Access 2000 on your PC, you wouldn't have downloaded the .cab file; Microsoft would have used the information in the .inf file to rename the database and install it on your PC. But since you have Access 2003 instead of 2000, Microsoft let you download the .cab file and extract the .mdb yourself. You don't need the .inf file for anything.

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    Re: Home contents inventory database (2003)

    Thank you. Strange that the content.inf file shows
    ReqVer: 11
    because Access 2000 version is 9.

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    Re: Home contents inventory database (2003)

    I don't know if ReqVer refers to the version of Office - it seems unlikely.

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