MUICacheView is an intuitive software tool that enables you to examine MuiCache contents, find executable files, edit app names, and save information to file.
MuiCache is a registry key where the operating system keeps stored details about the application name from the executable's version resource every time you launch a new program.
Portable tool with an intuitive GUI
The utility's wrapped in a single executable file that can be placed anywhere on the hard disk or on a removable storage unit, in order to run MUICacheView on any PC directly. Although it doesn't need DLLs to run, you should know that it creates a .cfg file at exit for storing your configuration preferences.
It adopts a user-friendly interface that consists of a standard window with a well-structured layout, where MuiCache details are immediately loaded at startup.
Edit app names or remove their entries from MuiCache
You can check out the name and path of each identified application, double-click any entry to view properties and edit the name, remove any items from the MuiCache, use a search function to quickly locate a specific program, show only executable files, display grid lines, hide any of the two columns, as well as generate reports with the text, CSV, HTML or XML format.
Evaluation and conclusion
Unsurprisingly, it left a small footprint on system resources in our tests, thanks to the fact that it needed low CPU and RAM to work properly. No error dialogs popped up and it didn't hang or crash. Keyboard shortcuts and command lines are supported.
Although it doesn't come equipped with rich options and configuration settings, MUICacheView offers a simple solution for investigating the MUICacheView registry to edit application names and remove any entries. It can be handled with ease by any type of user.
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