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Windows 7: Is it Safe to Delete the Folder " MSOcache"?

19 Oct 2011   #1
famousken

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
Is it Safe to Delete the Folder " MSOcache"?

Is it Safe to Delete the Folder " MSOcache"?


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19 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

No, do not delete it.

You haven't said what software you've got installed, but this link explains what the folder is for in terms of Microsoft Office 2007.

Basically, MSOcache holds installation files copied from the installation DVD during installation and repair operations. Strictly speaking, the folder should be hidden so if you don't want to see it you need to go into Folder Options and check "Do not show hidden files".

Description of the Local Install Source feature in 2007 Office programs
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19 Oct 2011   #3
famousken

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

ok. dude. thanks.!
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19 Oct 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

If only all problems were as easy to solve as this one!
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22 Oct 2011   #5
bbinnard

Win7-64
 
 

Well I must disagree. I always delete the MSOCache folder because, as previously stated, it only holds copies of the install files from the Office install disk. As long as you have this disk you don't need MSOCache.
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22 Oct 2011   #6
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Sure - as long as you have the disc. But some people don't.
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28 Sep 2012   #7
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

.... better late than never, just copy MSOcache over to a back-up disk and bring it back if you need it?

That's what I intend to do.
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