MUICacheView v1.01
Copyright (c) 2008 - 2010 Nir Sofer

Description

Each time that you start using a new application, Windows operating system automatically extract the application name from the version resource of the exe file, and stores it for using it later, in Registry key known as the 'MuiCache'.

This utility allows you to easily view and edit the list of all MuiCache items on your system. You can edit the name of the application, or alternatively, you can delete unwanted MUICache items.
Be aware that even if your delete MUICache items, they'll reappear in the next time that you run the application.

The Location Of The MUICache Data in the Registry

In Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, the MUICache data is stored under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache.
Starting from Windows Vista, the MUICache data is stored under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache

Version History

  • Version 1.01 - Added sorting command-line option and fixed the icons problem in Windows 7/x64.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Using MUICacheView

MUICacheView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - MUICacheView.exe
The main window of MUICacheView displays the list of all MUICache items. You can select one or more items and use the 'Delete Selected Items' option to delete them. You can also use the 'Properties' window to edit the application name of single MUICache item.

System Requirements

This utility works under Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

Translating MUICacheView to other languages

In order to translate MUICacheView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run MUICacheView with /savelangfile parameter:
    MUICacheView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named MUICacheView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of MUICacheView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run MUICacheView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run MUICacheView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the MUICache list into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the MUICache list into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the MUICache list into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the MUICache list into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the MUICache list into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the MUICache list into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the MUICache list to XML file.
/sort <column> This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Application Name" and "Application Path". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~Application Path") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

Examples:
MUICacheView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\MUICache.html" /sort 1
MUICacheView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\MUICache.html" /sort "Application Name"

/nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com
Download MUICacheView
MUICacheView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of MUICacheView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'muicacheview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed MUICacheView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
ArabicAbo Rehaam 17/05/2008 
Bulgarian 21/02/2010 
FrenchJPDag 26/05/2008 
French papoo 02/01/20141.01
German Latino auf WinTotal.de 17/03/20131.01
HungarianSzalayZ 14/05/2008 
Hungarian Hevesi Jnos 24/05/2008 
ItalianFabio Mastroianni 10/07/2008 
Korean  11/05/2012 
PolishASAWIK 03/01/2013 
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 04/10/20131.01
RussianiNorbert 24/06/2008 
Simplified Chineserenda 26/05/2008 
Spanish Jos Luis de Arquer 02/07/2008 
Traditional Chinese Danfong-GqE 27/07/2011 
Valencian vjatv 19/05/2008