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Offline files - slow link mode - sync new files often

Q: Offline files - slow link mode - sync new files often

Hello all,
I've deployed Offline files through group policy and setted up slow link when connection speed is below 10Gbps, just everytime.
Folder si offline but when I add new file the file is synced to server within 10 or 20 minutes. I've checked last sync interval but it didn't change. It isn't same as time when file was uploaded to server. Last sync was eq. 16:00 but file was uploaded at
16:15.
Folder is still offline. How is it possible?
THank you.

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Hi
 
We have few laptops (windows 7 pro) for sales rep and Offline file enable to sync their documents which are on SBS 2011 server.
 
I don't know why it try to sync some other users (My video , My music , etc ) files and error says "access denied" or

“The Process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”

 
we have tried many times and confirm there's no one using those files but still same error
 
I found this article on forumbut not sure how much this valid to SBS 2011, and if it's known issue why not there's fix patch yet from Microsoft



On the 2003 server I had to ADD this reg entry and set it to 0:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MRXSmb\Parameters\
OplocksDisabled REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 0 (not disabled)

And then Changed this entry to 1:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters

EnableOplocks REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 1 (enabled)


Regards

ayaz

A:Offline file sync try to sync other user files and folder and failed with access denied or files already in use

Hi Scott
I found the problem and use following method to fix it
1) Check SBS group policy
2) Check permission on CSC folders (I delete all folder under this folder and check permission on this folder)
3) Reinitialize Cache database, there are different method but i use following
http://www.networknet.nl/apps/wp/archives/1093
And finally restart PC
Regards
 ayaz

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Hi,
Windows Offline files seems to detect a Slow Link transition pretty quickly and changes to offline mode, but it seems rather slow detecting when the Slow Link transitions back to a Fast Link - is there any way to reduce the Slow/Fast Link Detection checking
interval as I can't find a Registry Key that controls this?
ie, if you pull the network, the machine pretty quickly switches to offline mode, but when you re-insert the network it seems to take 2 minutes to detect the re-connection before it switches to online mode.
I would very much like to reduce this 2 minute interval to something more like 15 to 30 seconds - can this be done?
Thanks and Regards
Gary

A:Windows Offline Files - Is it possible to reduce the Slow Link Detection time interval?

Hello Gary,
I think when PC change to use LAN, it need time to negotiate with Switch port and use time to contact the DHCP server to get the IP information.
Please check the time between you get the IP address information and see all files.
Because based on my test in virtual machines, I disable the network card driver and then add a new test file in the offline folder. Just after my enabling the network driver, the file is sync to the source share folder immediately.
I think it takes 2 minutes is not caused by the configuration in Windows.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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I have a 2003 SBS server and several users all on Windows 7.

One of the users just got a new Sony laptop with Windows 7 Pro, his existing laptop was also Windows 7 Pro.

I am trying to make same file share available offline again and the files sync with no errors in sync center. But when the user goes offline all the files have a red X and the files are partially transparent.
All the KB's and threads I can find involved people getting access denied errors, but I'm getting no sync errors.

Any ideas?
I tried formatting the offline files database earlier and I made a dozen files available offline. No errors but again red x's when he went offline.

A:Offline files sync but all have a red X

Have you seen this? Especially The OP's second post: Sync Center Problem with Offline Files

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Just wondering if there are any suggestions regarding a sync problem I am having. Up till now, I have been able to do seamless sync between my laptop (Vista ultimate) and my desktop (vista home). Recently it has stopped working, except where I sync individual files.
e.g. if I create a file offline on the laptop, I get a sync error when I reconnect to the network. It says "assertion failure" in sync centre. Same happens when I select the folder and manually press sync. However, if I rightclick the file and press sync, it syncs fine. This happens even where this is the only file in the folder, which suggests that there is something different between folder permissions and file permissions. However, haven't made any changes to permissions etc. recently and all file permissions are inherited from the parent folder anyway.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Our users "my documents" folders are set up for redirection to \\ourserver\users

We have an XP based machine ( machine X ) that was used by person A, each time they logged off it synchronized as expected.

However machine X is now used by another user B.

Whenever user B logs off user A's offline files still keep synchronising, have deleted all the files from the offline folder I still cannot see a way of stopping user A's files and starting the new user B's files sync.

User A's files were accounting type files and are sensitive files that should not be viewed by others, however by still sync to the offline files folder they can be easily viewed.

Any thoughts as how I can stop this and re-direct the new users files to sync as I need to release this pc for general use.

Cheers.
 

A:Offline files / folder sync

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307853

You need to unmark the old users' folders for offline use, apply, reboot and make sure that the machine can see the domain and be made happy on that front, log in as the new user and then mark those new folders for offline use.
 

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I can't seem to figure out this issue. Hopefully someone can. My boss uses three computers, all running Windows 7 SP1 Professional. Her My Docs are redirected to a server share, and copied locally for offline use, via Offline Files. She often tells me that she thinks she is missing files and folders at any given point, using any one of the three computers (there's no pattern).

Now, when I check any of these computers, I see the little red X over the Sync Center icon. I'll manually run a sync, yet it fails each time on several old files. I can verify the files are present on each computer and the server, but yet it seems the Sync process doesn't agree. It also halts the sync, so no further files are sent.

How can I fix this? First, why doesn't the sync continue after an error and on a single file? Why would she be getting errors on a file that exists and is identical? The error is always "the specified network name is no longer available". I can restart the sync and it will fail on two more random older files.

The server is question is a plan fiel server running Windows 2008 R2. She is using the very same domain account on all three systems, and has local admin rights to all three system.

A:Sync Center Problem with Offline Files

So far, I found a KB article that seems to describe my exact issue. I requested the hotfix and applied it to one of the systems for now.

Offline files synchronization may not finish on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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I have several windows 7 computers networked on a LAN without a server - just workgroups. I do use one computer to "serve" shared folders though. I use Offline Files to keep files on a wireless laptop synchronised with the "server" and centralise all backup activities on the "server". I want to enable Background Sync and Transparent Caching for a more stable setup although these options appear to only be available to domains. Is there any way I can enable these options without setting up a full server and domain? Thanks

A:Offline Files Background Sync without domain

Why not use Windows Live Mesh (without syncing to the cloud storage portion)?

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It reads as though it does:






Quote:
The Windows 7 Offline Files feature allows you to keep on your computer, copies of files normally stored on the network. When you select a network file or folder to make available offline, Windows automatically creates a copy of that file or folder on your computer.
Anytime you reconnect to that network folder, Windows syncs the files with those in the network folder. You can also sync them manually at any time.


So my question is: If you put the exact same files on two network computers with Offline Files turned on, will they sync when you open a file? Or does one have to be a file server for it to work?

A:Does Offline Files sync between network computers?

Hello Greg,

In this case with 3 networked computers, the two separate network computers (ex: A & B) would only sync with the source network computer (ex: C) of the offline files, and not each other directly. They (A & B) would evently be synced though since the are both syncing with C.

Sync Offline Files

Hope this helps some.

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I believe I have searched the history of Sync Center issues enough that this is an issue that has not yet been addressed.  If so, please point me to the proper article.  Thanks! I was making folders available for offline use in my Win 7 Ultimate edition.  We are in the process of moving to NAS servers (with new network names) and I know syncing with NAS servers is not working correctly right now. So I have unchecked all the folders to make then unavailable for offline.  I have also gone to "Manage Offline Files" and tried deleting all offline files for the network drive.  However, there is one Network Drive that I cannot get to delete no matter what I try.  I have tried Deleting Offline Copy for the drive (which it says is successful), but the network drive and a folder hierarchy remain when I view Offline Files.  Also, when I view this folder path in Windows Explorer, it gives a status of "Offline Availability: Available".  I find this odd since the Make Available Offline box is not set for any of the files or folders in this path.  Also, this message seems odd to me since the only valid messages I have found for this status are "Always Available" or "Not Available". I have also tried making all of these files and folders available offline again and removed and deleted, but I still have the same problem.  I have also tried the registry key to reset the cache for offline files and tha... Read more

A:Cannot Remove Offline Files from Sync Center

Had the same problem few months back . In the end had to reinitialize the offline files cache all together:

Open up registry editor (WARNING: Only for Advanced Users)
Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc
Add a new key (folder) called Parameters
Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc\Parameters, add a new DWORD called FormatDatabase and set its value to 1

You will need to reboot the PC afterwards.

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Hi 
I've got a laptop user with a Windows 7x64 Pro. I've defined a folder on our 2008R2 file server for his use as the primary storage location (on the user's machine, I've mapped the network location to a drive) of his work files. I then went ahead and marked
that folder as 'Always available offline', and made sure that the first sync was completed. I've created a sync schedule through the Sync Center. Over time, the size grew to be around 20GB of small files (mostly documents and presentations).

The problem:
While running the sync, an error occurs: access is denied on one of the inner folders. It seems that once the error is encountered, the entire sync is halted!
The affected folder does not have explicit permissions (I've checked both locally and on the file server), and is inheriting the rest of the NTFS permissions from the root folder.
The folder can be accessed from the file explorer of the user's machine.
Moreover, when I enter the Properties of the folder, switching to the 'Offline Files' tab and click 'Sync Now...'' the sync continues as expected (!)
The question:
What is the expected behavior? Should the sync process stop once an error is encountered?
If so, what can be the cause of the 'Access Denied' ?

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So, this is what I'm trying to do.

I have a laptop that I mostly use, it's running Windows 7. I'm trying to set up my iPod so it will connect to it instead of my desktop which is what it currently does, but all of my Music is on an external hard drive that is connected to the desktop.

I just got a new router, a Belkin Work & Play 600. It comes with a USB port on the back to connect external hard drives to . So I decided to, instead of having to plug my external hard drive into the laptop every time I wanted to access my music, I would hook up the hard drive up to the router and then make the files be available offline on my hard drive. (This way my girlfriend could also access the music from her laptop)

The only problem is that I can't get the files to be available offline. I tried to right click on them and say "always available offline", when I did this sync center would open and try to sync them, but every single file would cause a sync error because "The process could not be completed because the file was in use by another process". I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fix this, so I need help.

If you need more information I will for sure be willing to answer any questions.
 

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Hello, I have a laptop with Windows 7 Pro OEM. I need to make a network drive available for the user when they are not on the domain. Here is what I've done so far and the issues I am comming across: (The files are on a Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition)I have setup a network drive and right clicked on it an set it to be made available offline.
Windows then starts to make the offline copies.
While in the process of making the files available offline, errors start to appear saying ?The Process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process? (This error Occurs for each file in the directory ? 4400+ files)
I have tried this multiple times with the user logged off and also checked the file server to ensure that any files are not open. But still the same error occurs.
This issue occurs most times when requesting a sync. It has occasionally worked correctly. ie. it made a copy of the files
 
After I have seen a successful sync I unplug the computer from the network and try to view the files.
Each file in the directory has a cross on the icon.
When opening any of the files I simply get a message saying that it cannot open the file.
 
I have turned off the Offline files and deleted all temp files and tried to setup the Offline files again twice now but still had the same problem.
 
I have found where the offline files are stored: C:\Windows\CSC\....
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A:Windows 7 Sync Centre / Offline Files Issues

Great News Everyone! I did the registry change and it WORKS! Just to outline MS's KB and what I had to do, follow these steps: On the 2003 server I had to ADD this reg entry and set it to 0:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MRXSmb\Parameters\
OplocksDisabled REG_DWORD 0 or 1 Default: 0 (not disabled)
And then Changed this entry to 1:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
EnableOplocks REG_DWORD 0 or 1 Default: 1 (enabled) You will NEED to restart the server and once that is done it should just work on the Windows 7 Machines, you may need to restart the W7 machines too.  Hopefully this works for anyone else having the same issue. Post your replies if this worked or not!

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Hi,
I have a problem with the offline folder sync. It always says that I have files changed on both location even if both files are identical - both size and time stamp. The files has not even changes for month or years
Have anyone had the same problem, and been able to solve it?

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We're in a domain at work and a user have a folder on the server that he usually syncs with from his computer. The problem is that when I right click on the folder and choose "syncronize" it gives me "permission error". 
How do I fix this?

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Hi guys,
we don't like for sync the recycle bin during sync offline folder, but system do it automaticly. How to exclude it?
The same situation with subfolders 'My music' and 'My pictures'. We would like to sync 'My documents only'.
Please help!
Thank a lot

A:Exclude Recycle bin from Offline Files (Windows Sync Centre)

Hi,
 
You can click “Start”,
 input “Managed offline files” in Search box and press Enter.
 
In the window of Offline Files, go to General and click “View your offline files”
 
Then you can manage offline files folder in it.
 

This link maybe helpful to you:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc938875.aspx
 
Hope it helps.
 
Regards,
Leo  
Huang

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We have have setup offline files in our network by configuring the appropriate GPO's.
When a user logs onto a freshly installed windows 7 SP1 workstation the sync partnership is present.
When that users logs off and then another user logs on, there is no sync partnership present for that other user.
A gpresult /r run under that other user shows that all the appropriate GPO's have been applied successfully.
The only solution I've found so far is to do a format of the offline files cache.
Is this a bug?
 
Offlines files has been configured so that offlines files is permanent offline in a slow connection mode.
This is an overview of the Computer GPO:
 
Configure Background Sync >Enabled  
Configure background sync: 
 
Sync Interval (minutes) > 5 
Sync Variance (minutes) > 2 
Maximum Allowed Time Without A Sync (minutes) > 7 
Blockout Start Time (HHMM) > 0 
HHMM is a value where 
HH must be between 0 and 24, and 
MM must be between 0 and 59. 
Blockout Duration (minutes) > 0 
Enable Background Sync for shares in user selected "Work Offline" mode > Disabled 
 
Configure slow-link mode > Enabled  
UNC Paths: >   
\\servername\home$ Latency=0 
 
Default cache size > Enabled  
Default cache size:>  8000 
 
Non-default server disconnect actions > Enabled
 
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A:No sync partnership for second user that logs onto Windows 7 SP1 workstation - Offline Files

The permissions on both the server as well as the client side are correct. 
In the mean time i have found a solution for this problem.
It appears that if the first user logs on and simply sets its homedirectory offline, then logoff and login as another use, that other user cannot get to his/her home directory.
If you then login as the first user again en simply switch it's homedirectory to online, then logoff and login as the other user the homedirectory of that user can be reached again.
Apparently offline files works like this: It takes the the whole \\servername\home$ and puts it offline as a whole, including every folder that is underneath the home$ share, which includes every homedirectory of every user.
This also made me solve the problem. If i simply make the home directory of each user a share and configure offline files to use \\servername\%username%$, there is no problem. Apparently only "\\server\share1" is treated as an independent item
that allows it to be switched offline/online without causing another "\\server\share2" path to be switched to offline/online.
Can you please confirm that my finding are correct?

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Hello,
I have been scratching my head for a couple of days with this one and I have still not resolved it.  We are using folder redirection (deployed via group policy) for my documents, pictures and favorites.  The problem I have on my computer is that
even though the event viewer for my computer suggests it has all redirected correctly with event id 501 "Successfully applied policy and redirected folder <foldername> to <UNCPATH>".  I have tried deleting my user profile and letting
it re-create itself.  Moved my home drive onto another 2008 R2 file server.  Confirmed that the permissions are based on the following MS article;
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2512089 .  Tried clean-booting the OS, but still no icon in the taskbar or partnership listed in sync center, even though I can work offline/online with the explorer
buttons.  I can confirm that the offline files is working in the background as when I work in offline mode, then create a directory/file locally and then reconnect, I can see the data move to the server.
What is going on?  I am at the stage of completely ditching my machine!
Cheers

A:Windows 7 Sync Center Taskbar Icon disappeared & no offline files partnership also

I have re-built my computer as I could not live with this issue any longer.  On rebuild it all works as it should, so I do not understand what happened.  Obviously, offline-files still has operational issues that cant be explained, and although
you can turn on verbose logging in event viewer, it is still a technology that still has some way to go in terms of further development.  There is not a real alternative to offline-files, so we will have to make do for the moment.  Don't get me wrong,
it is a step in the right direction from the old XP days, but I think it needs to be improved so that troubleshooting can be made a little easier when things do go wrong.

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We have an issue where Offline Files is synchronising files in Shares B, C, D. We only want synchronisation to occur in Share A (Home). To date we have tried the following:

Reformatting the Offline Files database
Selecting the option to NOT cache on the share's properties on our File server.
Added Shares B, C, D to GPOM as destinations (drive letters) to not include in Offline Folders rule.
Added .pst extension to the GPOM as a file type to not include in Offline Folders rule.
Turned off the Slow Link option in GPOM.

Despite all of these settings being active there are files in B, C and D that are still being made available offline. After the database is reset and Sync Center is allowed to resync Share A, it automatically syncs the exact same files that we do not want.
So this must be stored in a list associated to a particular user somewhere but we have no idea where to find it, we have looked in AppData for multiple users but cannot find what we hope to see in terms of settings for Sync Center or Offline Files.
I should note that the files in Share B, C and D appear to have been accessed in the past where perhaps there once was a Slow Link detected, but now Sync Center is constantly including those files for any particular user. Example: I may have accessed files
1, 2 and 3 during a Slow Link being detected and they always now become available offline for me, user 2 accessed files 4, 5 and 6 and so those files for that user are now always being made available... Read more

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Hi All,

At my work a colleague has purchased 3 x ASUS Transformer Books, each of which is loaded with Windows 10 Home edition.

I need to access a file share using each of these Ultrabooks and ideally perform a sync using the offline files feature.*

Does Home edition support connecting to a Domain based file share with the ability to sync data (offline) on the said share?

If this isn't possible what are my options for syncing domain based files with a Home edition of Windows?

Kind Regards,

Davo

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The situation is I'm seeking the ability to use offline file caching and symbolic links to ensure files ProgramData files are updated for an application.
My thought was to administratively assign offline files always available for the network location that hosts the files, then create a symbolic link for the UNC patch to network location.  I'm curious if windows would cache the network location and when
the symbolic link is accessed load the files from the cached location rather then transferring the files over network for each use.
My goal would be to ensure the locale files are updated, but also allow files to be accessed if the sync is not current as well.
In testing the functionality works in the at I can turn off the NIC and the files that have previously synced are accessible.  My concern if that when the NIC is active how do I confirm it's loading from the synced file if available, rather than the
network path?

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Hi,
I'm sitting with a big issue at a customer and ask for your help.
Environment:
- 3x Windows 2008 R2 file servers configured in DFS
- approx. 500x Windows 7 clients (Laptops)
- 3x network shares, Common1, Common2 and Homefolder. 
- "Offline Files" and "Folder Redirection" enabled for entire user profile.
- Everything is controlled by GPOs and there are no login scripts.
Symptom:
Due to some faulty settings in the client GPO and the fact that the "Common" shares was set to allow Offline Caching of files and folders, the majority of clients now suffer from sync issues and conflicts.
Most of the conflicted files are located in the users home folder, but some users are also seeing the same issues with files located on the "Common" shares. The users themselfes are not allowed to enable Offline Files as this is disabled by GPOs.
The only folders that should be treated as Offline Files are the ones in the users home folder.
Solution:
A new set of GPOs have been created that correctly set up "Offline Files" and "Folder Redirection". These are linked to a test-OU and the computers and users applied to that OU are not suffering from the problems above.
Question:
When we move a client, the cache will be deleted and all non-sync'd work will be lost.
Today we manually look at every users sync center and try to resolve the conflicts before we move them to the new OU. This is extremely time consuming when... Read more

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Hi,
I've got a situation here whereby .TMP files are appearing in network directories, and the files are going missing. The size of the TMP file matches the original file.
I'm trying to narrow down the issue, because I think there may be two problems here.  
1. Offline Files are enabled, to allow profile redirection.    It seems that this is also by default, is allowing Clinet Side Caching when there are network issues.  Does the original file (.doc for example)  get renamed
as a HR234.TMP for example when the Slow link detection sees slow performance? 
2.  If the above TMP file is created when there are network issues, should this resolve itself (sync itself back to the network) when performance improves?
Currently we are in a situation where we have a department that have files missing from many network shares, all the missing files seemlingly replaced with a .TMP file, so do we have to go round to every machine in the department, and manually
sync them to resolve this?  
 

A:TMP files created, files missing Offline files issue?

Hi,
 
After checking the Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 in the

Documentation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932), I found the following hotfix is available:
 
Temporary files do not synchronize correctly to a non-DFS share on a server from a client computer
that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
 
Regards,
 
Sabrina

 
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Upgraded from Win XP to Win 7 Pro - I am trying to install my original oem operating system & application programs to the vhd
I tried installing the original oem os & applications disk in win xp mode but it will not boot after installation.
so Now I am trying to install Parts of my original OEM operating system & all of the original application programs to windows xp mode.
before I installed win 7 I made a full file backup of  c: drive 
I mounted my vhd in c:\program files\Windows XP mode\windows xp mode base.vhd
I attached my vhd to windows explorer.
from Computer Management > Disk Management > More Actions > Attachvhd
Copied the files then detached my vhd
I can see all of my files in windows explorer in Win 7 but when I run the windows xp mode it only shows the original files
not the ones I added? What do I need to do to make these files visible inside windows xp mode?
Tks

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My offline files seems to work offline all the time, even when it shows me being online. I sync most of my business files to my laptop for working at home at night.

When I edit a file from my Win 7 (pro, 64-bit) laptop, then go to edit it again, I get the version I had changed, but no one else does. This is causing huge difficulty, because my employees will start working in a sales forecast spreadsheet after I reconnect to the network and supposedly sync, but they don't get the latest version. Even doing a manual sync seems to make no difference.

It seems that if someone else edits something on the network share, it does update to my laptop, but when I update something, it doesn't transfer so that everyone else can use it?

Where should we begin looking?

A:Offline files doen't update files changed locally

It may help if you enable transparent caching which can be enabled through Group Policy. I'm not sure this is the same problem but it seems to apply to your problem.

Windows 7 introduces a new feature for Offline Files & Folders called “Transparent Caching”. With transparent caching, the first time a user opens a file in a shared folder, Windows 7 reads the file from the server and then stores it in a cache on the computer’s hard disk drive.

The second and subsequent times a user reads the same file, Windows 7 retrieves the cached file from disk instead of reading it from the server. To provide data integrity, Windows 7 always contacts the server to ensure the cached copy is up-to-date.

The cache is never accessed if the server is unavailable and updates to the file are always written directly to the server. Transparent Caching is not enabled by default and can be enabled through Group Policy at Computer configuration | Administrative Templates | Network | Offline Files | Enable Transparent Caching.

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We have a small ethernet network running 4 pc's on an ASDL D-Link router. All networked and share files together.

On the pc that i am using the desktop link is very slow when double clicked to enter the shard network. Can anyone shed any light as to how i could speed this up or fix this little problem.

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Offline files - Unable to make ..... Files of this type cannot be made available offline.
I am trying to figure out what to do. It is a word document for address labels. When we go to shut down the computer the sync comes on and then stops with this error message. What can I do to get this to stop coming up? Thanks.
 

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Offline files - Unable to make ..... Files of this type cannot be made available offline.
I am trying to figure out what to do. It is a word document for address labels. When we go to shut down the computer the sync comes on and then stops with this error message. What can I do to get this to stop coming up? Thanks.
 

A:Offline files - Unable to make files of this type

Start here; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/252509
 

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Hi,
I already searched through alot of threads but could not find anyone having the exact same issue.
We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1 which is hosting a DFS Namespace.
A customer of us works with his notebook (Win 7 SP 1) and has enabled Offline Files for his personal folder
in the DFS path. The initial synchronisation seemed to work and no sync errors are reported in Sync Center.

Now the problem is, everytime he opens a document from his DFS path and saves it, a .tmp file gets
created there and doesnt disappear. Not even after reboot. As far as i know it happens with Word, Excel and PDF documents.

If I log on to the server and browse to his path, i cannot see those .tmp files, only he can see it.
If I try to delete those files from his notebook I get an error "File is no longer located in... Verify the itemīs location and try again".
What I have tried so far:
If Offline Files get disabled, those .tmp files disappear. On activating they are visible again.
Tried "Delete temporary files" from Sync Center -> Manage Offline Files -> Disk Usage. Nothing happened.
I tried to repair Office, didnīt help.
The only Group Policy Settings we have relating to Offline Files are "Synchronize all offline files before logging off"
and "Allow or Disallow use of the Offline Files Feature" which is enabled.

Would be nice if someone can get me into the right direction to fix this issue.
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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I have been Googling all over the place last couple of days and looking through hundreds of regkeys but cannot find the answer. 

We have 1800 PC's using Offline files to a NAS location. Even though the Group Policy is set to force PC's Offline no matter what the latency value. I have noticed some PC's that have Offline files enabled but are set to work online. Maybe set manually
before the GPO was applied. Anyway I was wondering if there is a way to detect on numerous PC's whether a PC is set to work Offline or Online? I have been looking to see if a regkey changes when the Work Offline / Online button is pressed on the file menu
of the redirected folder. 

I have found a key that changes if you hit the button Work Online/ Offline button
manually HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\OnlineTransitionLog Value - (name of nas share) but this clears when the PC is rebooted or logged out and does not reappear unless you do the switch again manually.
This will not work when I try to scan all the PC's.

Help would be much appreciated. 

Thanks

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I had a home user come to the office and she was having trouble getting on our network. I turned off off-line files because she doesn't need to sync files to the office on this computer when she comes in anymore on that computer.

Come to find out she was storing all her personal files on the offline drive that we create for each individual here and set it up as offline so files are backed up here in the office.

I have told her to turn off her laptop and do nothing else on it until I look at it. Is there a way to get all those files back that went away when I turned off the offline files? I don't want to do anything until I am sure I make the best move knowing that once those deleted files are overwritten on the hard drive they may still be recoverable in some way.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to get these files back on her hard drive. Just to be clear they were all on the offline folder of a network drive. I turned off off-line files and they were never syncronized up to the server before I did it.
Thanks for your help.
 

A:Offline Files was turned off. Files Gone?

Plug hdd into other pc check it then if not there do file recovery
 

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Hi there,

I have redirected "documents" folder to point our local storage.
Two windows 7 ultimate computers are connected to same location ex.: \\file-server\common-files\

When "computer1" save word, excel, or power point files in \\file-server\common-files\test\test.doc "computer2" see that file with the name like HU87GH.TMP
The file size is correct, however, the file remains unusable from computer2.

What could be the probl?m?

Many thanks for your time.

A:offline files - .TMP files generated

Is the network location a NAS (synology, qnap etc) ?

I have the same problem with a Synology DS209+II and I suspect it has to do with Windows not being able to communicate properly with samba shares, even though the newest Firmware (DSM 3.0) explicitly allows you to activate "Support for Windows Offline Files".

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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I have an XP machine which has filled the C drive with Offline Files Synchronizing.
This is something that was setup years ago, and just kicked in again this week somehow.
It has synchronized 20GB of files to the C drive. C drive is only 37GB. Windows folder is 25 GB.
I started to delete the offline files, but the process failed (a device attached is not functioning - I think that was the message).
Now I have Offline Files not enabled.
There is obviously still about 20 GB of storage on this drive, which I want to clear off, but the Offline Files Folder shows empty.

Does anyone know a way to clear up this ?

A:XP Offline Files

Click Start > My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > Offline Files tab > uncheck "Enable Offline Files.

Note that if the function is set in group policy, it will reset to enabled again after you log back into the network. There may be additional settings you can choose that effectively allow you to keep it from working. You may be able to unselect the server(s) that you synchronize with, etc. You may have to do this each time you log into the network depending on policy settings on your network.

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Hi,

is it possible to move offline files to a second harddisk on Windows 7 x64 Ult?

Thanks,

Undying

A:Offline-Files on Second HDD

How to move the client-side caching &#40;CSC&#41; folder to a new location in Windows Vista

Give this a shot...it might work in Windows 7!

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Hey guys

I am having a problem, i recently had to change an offline folder that syncs to a windows server 2003, now the old path to the server keeps wanting to sync, how do i remove the old path.

Please help me

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after much searching the internet (and this forum), ive given up looking and resorting to just asking. heres my problem:
on my computer i have a 40gb hd and a 160gb hd, i got the 160 to hold my music and my work (mainly 3d modelling and animation stuff) and the 40 for the system drive. right now i have my work stored on a network drive, but i want to make it available offline. but if i make it available offline it'll go to the default folder on the 40. is there any way to change the location of the offline folder to a specific folder on the 160? either by 3rd party program or preferably in windows itself? any info would be much appreciated! thanks!

A:offline files

So all you want to do is copy it from the network drive to the folder of your choice? Or do you want to be able to access the work, while you aren't online (but still on the network)?

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During the week, we had a power outage...
Network went flop

Ever since then a Win2K Pro now always disconnected from teh network... After about 5 minutes a message pops up stating, you are no longer connected to <server name> in the taskbar. It's the Sync. Manager. At first boot, DHCP gives the IP and what not but then 5 mins later I get that message. Never used Offline files before. Packets still get passed but...puter goes to offline mode.

Now (actually this is someone else's puter having the problem and now I'm lookin' like a duface), I can enable and disable the using of offline files on my machine (tools>options>offline files) however, on this particular machine, that tab is not there.
Machine as stated is Win2K Pro SP2 FAT32 (not my doing).
I upgraded to SP3...tab did not show
During the 5 minutes of good network time, downloaded and installed all available critical updates (win update)... tab did not show.

What else can I do to rectify this (without re-imaging the system)??
Thanks All
 

A:Offline Files

And please forgive my typos in the first post....

 

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I am not sure if I am in the correct forum but here is my problem. I am using Windows XP Professional and I am on a company network. My boss has been out on medical leave and took her computer home with her so she could do work while she recovers. I have access to some Excel files that are on her computer and I have been working offling in them while she has been out. This past Friday, I was sick and could not come into work but my boss was able to come in for a few hours to help out during the busy time and she worked on my computer. I came in on Monday and can no longer access the offline files I have been working in for the last three months. When I try to open a file it tells me that the file cannot be found and to check my spelling or try another path. My boss swears she changed nothing on my computer and was not able to even go into those files. Does anyone have a clue how I can access my offline files? Everything I have read states I will have to delete them but I would lose three months worth of work that I might never be able to recover. Is there any other way?
 

A:Offline Files

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms244374(VS.90).aspx

They are either there in the way you access them as per this article or they are NOT and there is NO way to recover them, as they were of course NEVER on your computer.
 

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Hi,

Is there a policy that anyone is aware of that would prevent "traveling users'" from synchronizing offline files with the server when they establish a VPN connection.

This being as some users have offline files totalling over 3GB, that then wish to sync with the server the moment they establish a VPN connection....

I am aware that this can be prevented by running "mobsync" and "configuring" not to sync on certain connections. This have to be done manually at each machine and checked every time a new connection is configured at that machine.

The same problem is experienced when "traveling users" work temporarily at a branch where there is a site-to-site VPN connection between the branches. As their local LAN connection allows for synchronization, massive amounts of data is then "synched" between the branches.

Preferably these "traveling users" should be using their local offline file cache, until they are back at their respective branch.

Any idees please?
 

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Quote:
Keeping your offline files in sync

When you select a network file or folder to make available offline, Windows automatically creates a copy of that file or folder on your computer.


My question is---WHERE does it save that copy? In what folder? Can I set the folder I want the copy to be in and HOW do I do it?
Thank You for any help.

A:using offline files

It's located in the C:\Windows\CSC folder

To change it, do the following:
Open "OFFLINE FILES" (In Win8 you hit START and just type Offline files, should be the same in Win7)
Click "Disable offline files"
Run regedit.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC
Right-click CSC, New -> Key, and name it as Parameters.
Right-click Parameters, New -> String Value, name it as CacheLocation.
Right-click CacheLocation, then Modify.
In the Value data box, type the name of the new folder (make sure you created it) you want to create the cache, like this: \??\drive:\folder
Where it?s Windows NT format for folder path name, with drive for drive letter and folder as folder name. For example: \??\D:\csc
Restart the computer.
Open again OFFLINE FILES.
Click on Enable Offline Files.
Restart the computer.
All new offline folders will be cached and saved to that new location.

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Hello.
I'm having trouble with synchronizing sertain files in windows 2000 pro. My computer is connected to a network via hub and workgroup, there are files on a network drive wich id like mo make awailable offline (it's a laptop so it's not always connected to the network) it works fine unless the file types are .DBS , .MDB or DBD... Then I get the error messages that windows can not synchronize these file types...?
 

A:Offline files

Offline files do support active database files.... found that out the hard way. (it assumes the file is still open and will not move into your machine)
 

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We are redirecting My Documents to the userprofile network location for users.  Last week we migrated to 2 new split-scope DHCP servers on Thursday, had set our lease times to 1 hour, and then Thursday and Friday had users reboot and verified
they were registering with the new DHCP servers.  As of Friday everything seemed to be successful.

Yesterday my manager came in to start work, having turned off and taken his Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1 home with him on Friday, but not having powered it up over the weekend.  He had been working on a presentation on Friday that is due
this Wednesday.  When he logged in Monday morning he had 1 document in his "Documents" library.  (Redirected My Documents).  He called and I was able to see all of his documents on his ..\userprofile\username\documents network share
on the server.

We rebooted, ran a couple of GPUpdate /force commands, and my manager was able to see his documents.  The latest "date modified" looked to be 4-28-2016 around noon - which was Thursday.

He started working around 8:45 or 9 using those documents from 4-28-2016, worked until noon yesterday (5-2-2016) and saved multiple copies of his documents to his "Documents" library, where he typically saves them.  He then logged
off his workstation, went to lunch, and when he came back, he was missing specifically those documents that he had worked on.  All other files in his My Docum... Read more

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I'm having an issue with one of my mobil users and offline files. When they are away and work on files designated as available offline or create new files in folders that are available offline after a reboot they are shown as place holders. Greyed with an X next to them and unavailable. No way to open/use them.

After returning to the office or dialing into the VPN the files return to available.

Environment:

Client:
W7 Pro 32-bit
fully patched & updated
dual core intel
3GB ram
My Docs folder redirected to DFS Share
Home drive mapped to Z: and made available offline

Server:
W2k3 server R2
fully patched & updated
Domain DFS root hosted on a 2k3 R2 storage server edition
\\domain\dfs\user\%username%\
Let me know if there is any other relevant information I missed. Any insight is appreciated.

TIA

Mac

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Let's say I've got a music folder on my laptop and a music folder on my desktop. I keep the same music on both of the computers seperatly, and I download it on both. I also have some games that I play on both computers, and I keep the savegames the same. I am tired of trying to syncronize them manually, so I was wondering if anyone new how I could keep them in sync just by clicking an update button or something. I wanted to use briefcase, but I could'nt figure out how to link the files so you can transfer them both ways. Something too that I can just link the files, not move them into a folder, because savegames and stuff has to stay where it is at for the game to work right
 

A:Sync'ed Files

LapLink comes to mind
http://www.laplink.com/default.asp
 

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some of my avi files are out of sync.the audio is well ahead of the video,which moves very slow.i tried to fix it with virtul dub,but i didnt have the skills or knowledge to work it correctly.does anyone know of any software that might possibly help?thanks
 

A:avi files out of sync

What's the processor speed? For divx or xvid, you need 450Mhz
What's the framerate of the video? In VirtDub look under "video" "framerate".
What's are the video information? post here everything you see under "file" "file information"
 

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