Find CD Key for Office Mac v.x

I have many copies of Microsoft office mac v.x at my job.  Many are conflicting with one another saying another user is running that office application.  I need to know if I can retrieve the CD key from office mac so I can reassign the users and organize all the copies we have.
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Each user has to have their unique Office CD-KEY.   The master PID (an encoding of the CD-KEY code for the mac) is stored in the invisible file in /Applications/Microsoft Office X/Office/OfficePID.

Also check out and remove these files : 'Carbon registration Database', 'Microsoft Office Settings', and 'Office Registration Cache X' located in ~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft.

If that won't work, then you have to use program called Remove Office (in Microsoft Office X CD) to remove the office, and then reinstall it again.  It will ask you to input a serial number.

Good luck.
michaelcarandangAuthor Commented:
Thanks idarmadi,

I found that invisible file.  Is there any way to view this file and read the encoded CD Key.  The issue I am having is that before I arrived to my job Office MAC was just randomly installed.  I have all the CD's and there corresponding CD Key.  I just want to compare what machine has what copy installed and reorganize and eliminate duplicate installations and possibly purchase more Office MAC CD's.  I would greatly appreciate it you or someone else can assist me in decoding the CD Key if at all possible.

Since it is encoded, there will be no easy way to read it.  A more practical way is to remove those files, forcing Office X to ask the CD-Key again, and you assign a new one.

I had the same problem with you.  I made a list of which serial number belong to whom, and literally went to the computer one by one to 'fix' it.  "Only" took a couple of hours to 'fix' 30+ mac.
It will take longer if you try to 'decode' an encypted file.

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