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Solved: MSECACHE folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jceac, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. jceac

    jceac Thread Starter

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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.

    Thanks.
    :)
     
  2. The_Oracle

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    i think this folder is related to/created by Powerpoint Viewer 2007. nothing to be worried about.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    It is a cache folder for Office, containing installers and so on.
     
  4. The_Oracle

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    or do you mean msOcache in the root directory of C:\?
     
  5. jceac

    jceac Thread Starter

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    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.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  6. jceac

    jceac Thread Starter

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    the file path is C:\Program Files\MSECACHE.
    by the way can i safely delete this then?
     
  7. The_Oracle

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    fraid not ... no uninstaller will completely remove the software without a trace. there will be always remnants left behind.
     
  8. jceac

    jceac Thread Starter

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    Oh I see. That's a bummer.

    Cheers.
     
  9. The_Oracle

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    but not the end of days :p
     
  10. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    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.
     
  11. jceac

    jceac Thread Starter

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    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?

    Thanks to everyone who replied.
    You guys rock.
     
  12. Elvandil

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    You can mark your own threads "solved" using the Thread Tools above.
     
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