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14-Sep-2007, 03:18 PM #1
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I have a quick question. Does anyone know what the MSECACHE folder in the C:\Program Files folder is for or where it's from? I just found it today, says it was created yesterday (9/13/07) but I don't remember installing any new software. It's also empty. I did a scan with AVG Free Ed. and nothing came up. Same with Spybot S&D.

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14-Sep-2007, 03:47 PM #2
i think this folder is related to/created by Powerpoint Viewer 2007. nothing to be worried about.
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14-Sep-2007, 03:47 PM #3
It is a cache folder for Office, containing installers and so on.
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14-Sep-2007, 03:50 PM #4
or do you mean msOcache in the root directory of C:\?
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14-Sep-2007, 03:58 PM #5
It's great to hear that it's not a virus or anything.
Since we're on this topic though, I'd like to ask another question.
I uninstalled Microsoft Office 2003 (the trial version) through Add/Remove Programs but Powerpoint Viewer 2003 was left behind intact. Can't find an uninstaller - which isn't too much of a big deal since I'm not sure I want it gone because it's not a trial - but I'd still like the option to remove it for if and when I get Office (non-trial). I've read somewhere that programs can be uninstalled through the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and then copying the path to Run but I can't seem to find it there either.
And I'd also like to know if Add/Remove Programs completely removed M.Office.

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14-Sep-2007, 03:59 PM #6
the file path is C:\Program Files\MSECACHE.
by the way can i safely delete this then?
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14-Sep-2007, 04:04 PM #7
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And I'd also like to know if Add/Remove Programs completely removed M.Office.
fraid not ... no uninstaller will completely remove the software without a trace. there will be always remnants left behind.
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14-Sep-2007, 04:08 PM #8
Oh I see. That's a bummer.

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14-Sep-2007, 04:25 PM #9
but not the end of days
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14-Sep-2007, 04:34 PM #10
I think the MSECACHE folder belongs to the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.

So, as a result of the uninstall of office, this utility may have also been run.

And yes, you can now delete it.
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14-Sep-2007, 04:39 PM #11
Yeah that makes sense that it would be from the Cleanup Utility Because I downloaded it yesterday to cleanup uninstalling Vongo.

I think I can close this thread now yeah?

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