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    MSOCache location (2003/2007)

    I have Office 2003 and 2007 installed which I need to run consecutively. Erm.. I mean I need to run both..
    There is a (relatively) small MSOCache folder on the C: drive but I used a tool to help me move/create this in folders named MS Office 2003 and MS Office 2007.
    Anyway, this folder, within the MS Office 2007 folder, is now 1.1GB in size. The question is, can I delete it? How is this folder used by Office? Thanks, Andy.

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    Re: MSOCache location (2003/2007)

    The MSOCache folder lets you change your Office installation or run Detect and Repair without having to insert the Office CD (or DVD). If you don't mind having the CD at hand when you change the installation or run Detect and Repair, you can remove the folder.
    See Local Install Source (Msocache) for more info.

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    Re: MSOCache location (2003/2007)

    Have a look at this KB Article . Looks like it's safe to delete if you wish.
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    Re: MSOCache location (2003/2007)

    Thank you. It looks like it is safe to delete, but I thought that this folder is re-created and modified during use of the Office Apps? Is it purely used for installation files? Andy.

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    Re: MSOCache location (2003/2007)

    Unless you are desperate for disk space you ought to leave it alone. It saves a lot of headache when you apply Office patches or you need to do a repair. You don't need your installation media available.

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