On one morning when you open My computer,you will observe one hidden folder named Msocache consuming lot of disk space in a partition of your hard drive which is having lot of free space.What is this Msocahe folder? why is it in my computer? how should I remove this to regain the free disk space?
What is MSoCache?
According to Microsoft ,Msocache is called as Local Install source(LIS) which will be copied to a partition on your hard drive during the installation of Office 2003.This is a hidden folder having install source files from Office 2003 CD.
What is use of MsoCache?
Whenever you want to repair or update office 2003 with patches and service packs this will be useful so that you don’t need to insert Office 2003 CD again and again when required, that’s why Msocache is called as Local Install Source.
These local install source files from office 2003 CD will be copied to hidden Msocahe folder during install of Office 2003 and this will occupy 270MB ,removing this folder will give you 270MB free space.Since these days hard drives coming with higher storage capacity more than 250GB ,if you don’t worried that space occupied by Msocache folder you can stay remain it in your Computer ,if you want to regain free space of 270 MB you can remove it safely from your computer.
How to remove Msocahe from my Computer?
Removing Msocache is not just selecting the Msocache folder and deleting it, you should never do this which is not recommended also.There are 2 ways to remove Msocache safely from your computer.
1.Removing Msocache during set up of Office 2003
If you are completed installing Office 2003, you will get a prompt window after setup is completed to delete install files, select or check it so that install files will not be saved to your Computer.
2.Removing Msocache after Office 2003 is installed
So you unknowingly not selected or checked the install files while during setup of Office 2003, now you can use Disk Cleanup tool to remove Msocache folder from your computer.
1.Click Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools >Disk Cleanup
2.Once the disk cleanup opens select the drive which is having Msocahe folder and click ok.
3.Now Disk Cleanup scans and shows Office Setup Files in your computer on that drive .
4.In the Files to delete select office setup files and click ok to remove the office setup files .
5.If you not found office install files with disk cleanup on one drive repeat the same above procedure again until disk cleanup founds office install files on remaining drives,select them and remove safely with disk cleanup.
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