Move MSOCache

Microsoft Office 2010 has a cache folder so you don’t need the media anymore after the installation. Very handy. Problem is it is 1.26Gb and I want to reclaim the space on mij C-drive. A solution is posted here but not in detail. Here’s my story.

My machine is setup with Boot to VHD. My virtual machine has an Office 2010 installation and a MSOCache folder. My main machine also has an Office 2010 installation and a MSOCache folder. So I deleted the MSOCache folder from my virtual machine and changed the registry settings to point to my main machine MSOCache: search for C:\MSOCache in regedit.exe and replace it with the new location (like 100 times or so). You’ve just saved over a Gigabyte of space in you virtual machine.

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My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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One Response to Move MSOCache

  1. erictummers says:

    With the Service Pack 1 update I got the exception described here: http://bit.ly/qFEcqx The fix did not work.
    I decided to give everyone full rights on the MSOCache of my main machine, but stil no luck.
    The solution was to download the Service Pack file and install it ‘offline’. http://bit.ly/pyBkbM

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