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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Working in a DevOps team is the best thing that happened to me. 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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1 Response to Move MSOCache

  1. erictummers says:

    With the Service Pack 1 update I got the exception described here: 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’.

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