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Offline Files was turned off. Files Gone?

Q: Offline Files was turned off. Files Gone?

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.

Preferred Solution: Offline Files was turned off. Files Gone?

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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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I'm sitting with a big issue at a customer and ask for your help.
- 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.
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.
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.
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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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?

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

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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?

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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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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
Folder is still offline. How is it possible?
THank you.

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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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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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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. 


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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:
OplocksDisabled REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 0 (not disabled)

And then Changed this entry to 1:

EnableOplocks REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 1 (enabled)



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
And finally restart PC

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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 copied ms word document to flash disk, when i tried to retrieve it, the file has now turned into an application:  .exe and cannot open. how do i solve this problem

A:.doc files turned to .exe files

The file on the Usb , Rename the extension from .exe to .docx.
Also make sure where you originally copied it from has the correct file ext assiociation.

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On Friday, I inserted my USB stick into my laptop and found that I couldn't access the files on it. I tried it on a friend's computer and he found that all the files on the USB stick had been infected and turned into .exe files. To date, I have not had any protection installed onto my computer so I installed Spybot and Malwarebytes. Initially, I tried to install Avast but every time I went to their website the browser would shut down. Eventually, after scans with Spybot and Malwarebytes it found several infections, including a Brontok worm, and I was able to install Avast. I then used Avast to scan my USB stick and it found the same problem - all the files have been turned into .exe files.

At this point, I can't see any of my folders on my USB stick even though I've set Windows to show hidden files and folders. The Properties of the USB stick indicate that space is being taken up on the USB stick so the data is still there and as I mentioned before Avast shows that there are still files on the USB stick. I tried repairing them with Avast but it doesn't seem to work.

So what do you suggest I do? Can I restore the files in any way or is formatting the USB stick my only option?

A:All my files on my USB have been turned into .exe files

Hello,let's try cleaning that drive.Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.Reboot your computer when done.Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.

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i copied word documents to a flash disk, when i tried to open it in a computer, the files have now turned into application and cannot open

A:.doc files turned to .exe files

What version of Office were the doc files from?
What version of Office is on the computer that can not open them?

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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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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!

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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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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.
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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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


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



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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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.


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

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



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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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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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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 have an old WD passport hard drive which has been affected by Virus. First of all, only way to open the drive is through autorun. It gives "Access denied" if i cancel autorun and try to open it through "my computer". Secondly, All the files in the drive has been turned into exe files. I using Avast anti virus free edition. It detects the virus as "Win32:bamital- T[DRP]" but its not cleaning the virus. I have some memorable photographs in the drive and I dont want to loose them. Please help me.

A:files turned into .exe

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Hello, the most of files of my computer is turned to .lnk, when i create shortcut, the shortcut turn to .lnk, and when i turn the files to .exe they don't work and
and also my computer not working it turn to .lnk and i don't know what .lnk used for, here is my story

when i download file have .lnk i just do open with>choose default program>paint and it was ticked on alawys use the selected program to open this kind of this file then i click on ok

the most of files and changed i have been shocked after i see that so please i need help for that

A:most of files turned to .lnk

Click on both to import registry settings

exe - Executable application files.
lnk - Shortcut link (LNK) files.

Source: Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I have an old WD passport hard drive which has been affected by Virus. First of all, only way to open the drive is through autorun. It gives "Access denied" if i cancel autorun and try to open it through "my computer". Secondly, All the files in the drive has been turned into exe files. I am using Avast anti virus free edition. It detects the virus as "Win32:bamital- T[DRP]" but its not cleaning the virus. I have some memorable photographs in the drive and I dont want to loose them. Please help me.

####Contents of DDS.txt##############

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ARAVINDA at 19:23:26.85 on Mon 06/21/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2550.1927 [GMT 8:00]

AV: BitDefender Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {6C4BB89C-B0ED-4F41-A29C-4373888923BB}
AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: BitDefender Firewall *disabled* {4055920F-2E99-48A8-A270-4243D2B8F242}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
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A:files have turned into .exe

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


The Win32:bamital detection by avast! you mentioned doesn't typically cause the symptoms you describe. I can't guarantee this will fix your problem.


Right-click your C: drive > Sharing and Security > Security > Advanced > Owner

If the current owner is not as it should be, in the 'Change owner to:' box, select the 'Administrators' for your computer.

Click the 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects' box and click 'Apply' then OK your way out.

Can you access your C: drive now?


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First of all, i don't know if my problem was caused by a virus but i think so..

Yesterday,i tried opening an image file that didn't open with windows photo viewer.However once,i chose another program,ALL exe files were somehow set to open with this program!!after searching at google,i applied a couple of registry fixes i found at windows7 forum in a topic with exactly the same problem.this only turned all the exe files to .lnk .i tried using other fixes but nothing worked.
I run a full scan with malware antimalware and found nothing and then another full scan with super antispyware which found 300 adware cookies and a trojan dropper/cvshost-fake.the programm removed all of the infections and another scan showed nothing,but the problem persists and now i can't even access control panel or any other programm...

I'm using windows 7 ultimate.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!

As boopme suggested,i created another topic and followed prep guide but i couldn't download DDS and get GMER to work so i used OTL by OldTimer!! here are the 2 files created by this programm:

A:all exe. files turned to LNK

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Navigate to this page.http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/Download the .exe file in the list of extensions. Run the file as suggested on the page.Let me know if the problem persists.

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Recently reinstalled windows xp. Upon completion I noticed that on Folder Options the tab for offline files is missing. I tried the obvious and went into user accounts and unchecked fast switching. This did not correct the problem.

I really need to get this going since I travel with my laptop daily and want to synchronize offline files.

Please Please help!

A:Missing Offline Files Tab

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Hey all, first timer here, hope ya'll can help me. A client of mine needed to have her files on her network drive able to be taken with her on her laptop, so I did some research, found the "offline files" function of XP. I quickly learned how to use it, and when I went to set it up for her, the "Offline Files Folder" contained all the files, but none of the folders. I selected the option to "take files from subfolders" and such, and every file in the drive was in the folder, but not organized in folders. I cannot create any folders inside the "Offline Files Folder" either. Due to the ammount of files she has, she absolutely needs her files in folders. So I instead set up a briefcase for her, and that shows folders just fine, but it doesnt synchronize automatically. So I have two problems, and a fix for either (or both!!!) would do fine.

How do I organize "Offline files" into folders?
How do I setup a Briefcase to automatically synchronize it's contents?

Thanks a lot!

A:Problem with Offline Files in XP

Have you looked at the Microsoft SincToy? . .

Goofy name, but it gets good press . .

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Whilst trying to set up offline files to work on a schedule, I have been stuck with this error: 'An error occurred displaying sync schedules. Error: 0x80070002 The system cannot find the file specified.' (see attached screenshot)

There seems to be very little information about this error online, could anyone help me with this?

So far I have tried running SFC (which said 'some files could not be repaired') and following the instructions in this article. Neither of these worked.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Does anyone know what could be causing my synchronized offline file to show network unavailable pop-up boxes,when I am on the LAN and connected and I can ping everything on the network?Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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Today, I installed SP2 on my parents computer (they don't believe in Windows Upddate). After installation, I enabled the Welcome Screen and Fast-User Switching, and quite amateurly unticked the "Enable Offline Files" box.

Now, all the favourites for the user of this Computer have been deleted (while mine where all stored on Foxymarks).

Does anyone know of a way to recover these lost offline files? I have an undelete utility and have searched C: for something, but i'm not particularly fantastic with computers and don't really know what to look for if anything.

Can someone please help!

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I'm just setting up offline files up on a laptop I have across to my main computer. I've no problem with setting up, however a while back I set it up to a computer name which no-longer exists on the network. Now every time Offline files tries to synchronise it gives an error saying it can't find it. I've been round the houses trying to find how to simply get rid of the old share. I've deleted all files, disabled and re-enabled offline files and it's still there.

Hopefully I'm just being stupid and missing the 'clear all' or 'delete' button somwhere...

Thanks in advance

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I have set up my laptop to hold offline versions of my work's LAN based files (using, as recommended by windows help, "offline files" rather than "my briefcase".

I only seem to be able to access these via a desktop shortcut created during the offline setup process. This shortcut opens a single folder "offline files" which contains all the files OK, but without the folders & subfolders I need to navigate them. Thus I have to navigate through several thousand files to find the one I want.

Can anyone advise if this is how the facility is supposed to work (surely not??) or how to fix if not. Could this be because the LAN OS is Netware?

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Hi All,

I am an administrator on a domain. My 'My Documents' are set in group policy to redirect to a folder on the server. My problem is that 2 or 3 times a week when I log in I am informed that I am no longer connected to the server but can work offline. The issue is that I have full connectivity with the server and I dont know why it thinks I dont. I can ping the server by IP and by machine name and by domain. I can access the folders if I give a fully qualified UNC path.

Any ideas?

Windows XP Pro SP3
Windows server 2003

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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 bought new Laptop with Vista Home premium...so a bit outta my depth with Vista....prefer XP anyday but thought i'd give vista a fair go.

Anyways i am trying to set up offline files with my desktop...but i can't find it....can any one tell me where is it in Home Premium...i suspect it may not be in home premium.

If this is the case can anyone recomend an offline file sync application that is not too expensive and works with home premium


A:Solved: Offline files

its not in vista home premium...only in vista business upwards...used synchtoy set it up in a batch file and a shutdown script.

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This is sort of a continuation of the thread located at http://forums.techguy.org/networking/551546-windows-xp-offline-files-thinks.html

I am having the same issue, but only with one of the 100 or so computers here and it is just slightly different.

First, the specifications:
Our DC and the server that is being disconnected from are both running Microsoft Windows 200 Server. The Computer that keeps disconnecting is a Dell Precision 670, 3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and is running Microsoft Outlook 2000 SP-3. We have no Sonicwall Firewalls.

The problem:
I work as the IT person for a medium sized Mechanical and Controls Contractor. The individual in question is one of the project managers here and has a tendency to be called away to job sites while he is away from his desk (leaving files open and sometimes unsaved). He noticed that on mornings after he had been called away and didn't return to the office he had the "Offline Files" bubble telling him he had been disconnected from Serv2 (the server his division is on).

What has been tried:
The first thing I tried was updating the drivers for his NIC. That didn't work, but we discovered that it only happened when he left Outlook on overnight, so I decided I would leave my Outlook open all night as my computer has the same specs as his, however, I didn't go offline.

My conclusion:
For this specific problem it seems that I can limit it to Microsoft Outlook on his computer, which leads me to believe there... Read more

A:Offline files and Outlook


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Has anybody come across this error:
"This folder is offline because of a network disconnection or unavailable shared folder"

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I have some new systems running windows 7 pro that we want to configure to have a folder that is located on our file server available offline. So we have a share
\\Servername\Sharename and then a folder inside of that \Folder this is the folder that we want to add to the offline files cache. This share is also mapped for all users as Q:\
I have read every post on the internet but still cannot get this to work. It seems very straightforward and if I do it manually by logging in and selecting the folder then right click and say "make available offline" it works. But I have
like 40 of these systems and want to push it from the server.
I have a mix of 2008 R2 and 2012 ent DC's in my environment single domain running a "Windows Server 2003" Domain Functional level
I created a separate OU and placed all the systems computer object in it then created a new GPO and linked it to the OU. I also created a security group and added all the systems as members and assigned the group to the GPO under Security Filtering.
I also have the Authenticated Users group listed there as well.
In the GPO I have enable the administratively assigned Offline files under the Computer Configuration and added the UNC path to the folder I want to make available
\\Servername\Sharename\Folder and also enabled the ensure all subfolders are available option. I have also added the same folder in the user configuration policy.
After replicating the domain... Read more

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I have Win7 Enterprise on my computer, and have added my network "home" drive to the "Documents" library, however in order to do this, I had to enable Offline files.

This worked when I set it up, however it seems that the files are not syncing, as Win7 thinks I am in "offline" mode.
How can I force Win7 into "online mode" so my files can sync? I have tried going to the sync properties and the options are greyed out. I cannot locate the registry keys to re-enable them.

Has anyone else experienced this, or know how to fix it?

The computer is not attached to a domain, so there are no "group policies" being pushed.

Thanks in advance!

A:Win7 Offline Files

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I have a rather peculiar problem on my hands. I recently purchased 4 new laptops for my company with windows 7 pro preinstalled. (I have 9 of the same laptops already running, same configuration) Once I set everything up on these computers, my last step
is to make a user folder available offline to the user. On all 4 of these computers, I cannot get offline files to ?activate?.

In the ?Offline Files? console, under the first button (which reads ?disable offline files?) it reads ?Offline Files is enabled but not yet active. Restart this computer to activate offline files.?

I have restarted numerous times to no avail. I haven?t seen this problem on any forums or in the Microsoft database. I have however seen the exact same problem in a vista forum, but the fix (which was a registry change) did nothing. I have attempted to force
the offline files active through the GPedit.exe but that did nothing.

Can anyone help?!?!

All windows updates have been applied?.


A:Offline Files Won't Activate

Have you tried to configure offiline files to synchronize when a network connection becomes active:

1.Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Synchronize.
2.In the Items to Synchronize dialog box, click Setup.
3.In the When I am using this network connection box, choose the connection for which you want to specify offline Web pages and files to be synchronized.
4.All offline Web pages and offline files are displayed in the Synchronize the following checked items window. Check the items you want to be synchronized when the network connection becomes active.
5.Repeat steps three and four until you have configured the synchronization settings for each of your network connections.
6.Specify whether you want items to be synchronized when you log on or log off Windows.

7.Click OK.
8.Click Synchronize to complete the synchronization immediately, or click Close to close the Items to Synchronize dialog box.Spencer
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I currently have offline files configured at my office and i'm running into some problems. First of all, I get the "You are working offline" message on a regular basis. It happens maybe 2-3 times per hour. About half the time when I go to my network shares(even shares that aren't configured for offline files) there are no files there. I have to right click > synchronize on the little file sync icon in the task bar and then all of the files magically appear. Does anyone know what's going on? This happens for all users on a regular basis. Please help.

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