How to change the default location of the Office 2010 Document Cache

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Summary

You can change the default location of the Office 2010 Document Cache by setting a value in the registry.

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The Office Document Cache can be changed by doing the following:

On Windows XP and Server 2003

1. Exit all Office 2010 applications.
2. Start Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), under the Processes tab select MSOSYNC.EXE and click End Process.
3. Click on the Start button, select Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
4. Locate and click to select the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet

5. After the key is selected in step 4, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Expandable String Value.
6. Type OfficeCacheLocation, and then press ENTER.
7. Right-click OfficeCacheLocation, and then click Modify.
8. In the Value data box, type the desired location for the Office Document Cache.

On Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008

1. Exit all Office 2010 applications.
2. Start Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), under the Processes tab select MSOSYNC.EXE and click End Process.
3. Click on the Start button, type regedit in Search program and files, and then press ENTER.
4. Locate and click to select the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet

5. After the key is selected in step 4, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Expandable String Value.
6. Type OfficeCacheLocation, and then press ENTER.
7. Right-click OfficeCacheLocation, and then click Modify.
8. In the Value data box, type the desired location for the Office Document Cache.

Note: The value of this registry key must point to a valid location which exists on a local drive which you have write access.  Changing this location to a location that is accessible to other users has security risks.  These risks include giving other users the ability to schedule files for upload or download to servers.  These files can later be uploaded or downloaded using your credentials the next time you access the cache.

To set the location of the Document Cache back to the default location, follow the steps below.

On Windows XP and Server 2003

1. Exit all Office 2010 applications.
2. Start Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), under the Processes tab select MSOSYNC.EXE and click End Process.
3. Click on the Start button, select Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
4. Locate and click to select the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet

5. After the key is selected in Step 4, right click on OfficeCacheLocation and select Delete.
6. If the OfficeCacheLocation key does not exist, then the cache location is already set to the default location.

On Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008

1. Exit all Office 2010 applications.
2. Start Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), under Processes select MSOSYNC.EXE and click End Process.
3. Click on the Start button, type regedit in Search program and files, and then press ENTER.
4. Locate and click to select the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOftware\MIcrosoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet

5. After the key is selected in Step 4, locate and right click on OfficeCacheLocation and select Delete.
6. If the OfficeCacheLocation key does not exist, then the cache location is already set to the default location.

 

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Article ID: 2020636 - Last Review: July 13, 2010 - Revision: 4.0
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  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
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