Microsoft Messenger help - is the folder still needed?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cazc87, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. cazc87 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    Hi guys,

    I downloaded MSN Messenger for Mac 7.0.2 and then downloaded Microsoft Office for Mac 2008. Office automatically includes an older version of Messenger which I deleted. I found a folder in Documents that had been created during the installation of Office and it's called Microsoft User Data. In that folder is a folder called Microsoft Messenger Data and within that folder are two more called 'cache' and a long number. Is this folder connected to my newer Messenger or is it useless and can I delete it?

  2. nadyne macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2004
    Mountain View, CA USA
    I wouldn't talk about downloading Office 2008, since there's no legal way to download it at this time. :) I'm sure you just meant that you installed it from your disc.

    You don't need to do anything to your Messenger folder. Leave it where it is; Messenger 7 will find it.

    In the future, when you install Office, you should do a custom installation so that you don't install the stuff you don't need. That way, you'll avoid having this kind of question at all.


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