What is wkgdcach.exe?

Question

Recently a file that is related to Microsoft Works has been causing a tremendous memory drain. The file is "wkgdcach.exe". Every time we run Works or turn on the printer, this file starts up. Every time we access the font feature in any Works program (word, spreadsheet, etc.), a new version of this file starts up. We have found as many as 5 copies of this file running simultaneously, and some of the copies will be using as much as 381MB of RAM. Is there a way to disable this program from running automatically? I have not been able to locate it using standard search programs. Thank you!

Kurt Hill

Gilbert

Answer

This question was answered on March 20, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Wkgdcach.exe is the font cache for Microsoft Works It must run with Works or the fonts in Works will be unusable If the file is acting strangely it is due to a file system error First attempt to fix it by running an error check.

Open My Computer

Right-click the drive on which Windows is installed.

click Properties.

Click the Tools tab at the top.

Click the Check Now button under Error-Checking.

Check the Automatically Fix Errors box and then click Start.

Click Yes if it asks if you want to check for errors upon the next start up.

Restart the computer.

After the check is run try Microsoft Works again If the problem still exists it is most likely that you need to reinstall the Works suite.

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Posted by daryl of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 20, 2006