Clear the InfoPath 2007 local form template cache


When loading an InfoPath form from an intranet/Sharepoint etc, the form template is downloaded and cached locally. Sometimes after the template has been upgraded on the server the local client doesn’t always get the upgraded form template but uses the local cached copy instead.

You can rectify this by clearing the local cache;

Infopath /cache clearall

Verify that the cache has been cleared by navigating to the following folder for XP+

C:\Documents and Settings\[User]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\InfoPath\FormCache2

Or for Vista;

C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\InfoPath\FormCache2

Underneath the FormCache2 folder there will be a folder with a GUID name, check inside here, it should be empty, apart from a file called _SCVer.dat.

Published by

Phil Harding

SharePoint Consultant, Developer, Father, Husband and Climber.

5 thoughts on “Clear the InfoPath 2007 local form template cache

  1. This apparently has to do with the template upgrade policy and the user not having local administrator permissions. Sometimes the users still need the old version. What to do then?

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