Is it Safe to Delete the Folder " MSOcache"?


  1. Posts : 49
    Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
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    Is it Safe to Delete the Folder " MSOcache"?


    Is it Safe to Delete the Folder " MSOcache"?
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  2. Posts : 7,730
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
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    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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  3. Posts : 49
    Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    ok. dude. thanks.!
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  4. Posts : 7,730
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
       #4

    You're very welcome.

    If only all problems were as easy to solve as this one! :)
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  5. Posts : 238
    Win7-64
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 1,781
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
       #6

    Sure - as long as you have the disc. But some people don't. :)
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  7. Posts : 258
    Windows Home Premium (64)
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    .... 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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