How to Fix ProPsWW2.cab Error When Installing Office 2016
If you are trying to install Office 2016 and encounter an error message saying \"setup cannot find proplus.ww propsww2.cab\", you are not alone. Many users have reported this issue and there are some possible solutions that you can try.
ProPsWW2.cab is a type of Windows Cabinet file that contains compressed data for Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (64-bit) 14.0.7015.1000[^1^]. It is usually located in the cache directories from the install[^3^]. However, sometimes the file may be missing, corrupt, or inaccessible due to various reasons, such as:
Bad or incomplete download of the Office 2016 ISO file
Malware or virus infection that damages the file
Registry errors or conflicts that affect the file association
Hardware failure or disk errors that corrupt the file
To fix this error, you can try the following methods:
Method 1: Use a Chrome Download Manager
One possible cause of this error is a bad or incomplete download of the Office 2016 ISO file. To ensure a smooth and complete download, you can use a Chrome Download Manager extension, such as Free Download Manager or Chrono Download Manager. These extensions can help you resume broken downloads, manage multiple downloads, and verify the integrity of the downloaded files[^2^].
To use a Chrome Download Manager, follow these steps:
Download and install a Chrome Download Manager extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Go to the Office 2016 download page and copy the download link.
Open the Chrome Download Manager and paste the download link in the URL box.
Click on Start or Add to start downloading the Office 2016 ISO file.
Wait for the download to finish and check if the file size matches the original size.
Mount or extract the ISO file and run the setup.exe file to install Office 2016.
Method 2: Repair or Replace ProPsWW2.cab File
If you already have the Office 2016 ISO file downloaded, but still encounter this error, it may be because the ProPsWW2.cab file is missing, corrupt, or inaccessible. To fix this, you can try to repair or replace the file with a new one.
To repair or replace ProPsWW2.cab file, follow these steps:
Mount or extract the Office 2016 ISO file and locate the ProPlus.WW folder.
Copy the ProPsWW2.cab file from the folder and paste it to a safe location on your computer.
Download a free CAB repair tool, such as WinThruster[^1^], and install it on your computer.
Run WinThruster and browse for the ProPsWW2.cab file that you copied earlier.
Click on Scan Now to scan for any errors or corruption in the file.
If any errors are found, click on Repair All to fix them automatically.
If no errors are found, or if the repair fails, you may need to download a new ProPsWW2.cab file from a reliable source online.
Replace the old ProPsWW2.cab file in the ProPlus.WW folder with the new one that you downloaded.
Run the setup.exe file again to install Office 2016. a474f39169