SLCacheViewer is a Windows application that allows you to browse and export textures stored on your hard drive by your Second Life viewer. It runs on DirectX 9.0c and .NET Framework 4.0.


By downloading this software, you agree to the terms set forth in the license.

Latest Version: 1.1.1 (2/18/2013) - Get It! 1.35MB (zip)


To install, extract the contents of the zip file somewhere. Then you can run the application by running SLCacheViewer.exe.

You will also need to install these components, if you do not already have them on your system:

  • .NET Framework 4.0 (or later) - available here (from Microsoft)
  • C++ Runtime (VS2010 x86) - available here (from Microsoft)
  • DirectX 9.0c Runtime - available here (from Microsoft)

About SLCacheViewer

SLCacheViewer allows you to open the texture cache stored on your computer by your Second Life viewer and browse the textures it contains. You can also export textures using common image formats.

The main application form

Textures can be opened for a full-size view with basic pan and zoom features. You can also view the texture with the alpha (transparency) disabled and export the texture from this dialog.

The texture viewing dialog

Since sculpt maps also get stored in your texture cache, SLCacheViewer provides a dialog for viewing the sculptures in 3D.

The sculpture viewing dialog

If you are having issues with the program, please see the help documentation that comes with it. You can get to it by pressing F1 from within the program or clicking the little question mark icon in the top right. You can also directly open the Help.chm file that comes with the installation.

The most common issue people encounter is crashing on startup. There are two common causes for this problem:

  1. You did not extract all of the files from the ZIP to the same location before running the program. Make sure you are not trying to run the program from inside of the zip. You need to actually extract ALL of the files to some location on your computer and run the program from there.
  2. You do not have all of the technology installed on your computer that the program uses. Make sure you have installed all of the third party dependencies listed in the Installation section near the top of this page.

Contact Us

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If you are having issues with the program and need assistance, please read the "Problems?" section above and check the help documentation before contacting us. There may already be a solution to your issue there. If you still have an issue that cannot be resolved, you can contact for assistance.

Please be aware that these emails are not regularly monitored (insufficient time to keep up with them). You may have to wait several days or more for a response. Sorry if this causes any inconvienience, but keep in mind this is a free program and the developer is paying for this web hosting service to provide it to the community without the use of a slow, shady third-party download service.