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Q: offline files - .TMP files generated

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.

Preferred Solution: offline files - .TMP files generated

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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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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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?

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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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.

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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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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.
If more information ... Read more

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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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After scanning my system and removing malware from my recycle bin, I started getting an error message whenever I tried to access my C: drive. Searching on the error message, I found out an autorun was being generated- the suggestion was to use autorun eater to clean it out, now I keep getting the popups from autorun eater with the autorun being installed on both drives. THis is the autorun.inf that is being generated:
shellexecute="RECYCLER\S-0-2-44-100002669-100014983-100021415-5802.com c:\"
shell\Open\command="RECYCLER\S-0-2-44-100002669-100014983-100021415-5802.com c:\"

Hijack this had some HKLM files pointing to a site in the Ukraine. I deleted them but haven't been able to stop the autorun.inf generation.

Malwarebytes anti-malware installed but when I click on the icon to start it I don't see any activity and it does not show up in the task manager or process explorer.

A:suspicious autorun.inf files keep being generated

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I'll ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.We need to create an OTListIt2 ReportPlease download OTListIt2 from hereSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the "Run Scan" button.The scan should take just a few minutes.Copy the log that opens up and paste it back here in your next reply.

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Hi Microsoft team,
My laptop has Windows 8.1 and it was working fine for more than 6 months, yesterday I shut it down and when I tried to start it up, it shows a blue screen with error: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
with no more information.
I'm able to login in safe mode and did a full system scan, removed the display driver and other drivers that might cause this error.
I tried several options to let Windows create the dump file as recommended in other posts, but Windows does not create it.
I need to catch what is causing this silly error.
Please HELP! 


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Ok, this problem has been bugging me for a long time and I've finally resorted to asking around some forums that I frequent.

This issue happens in IE10/11, with and without addons, 32-bit and 64-bit versions--but only on a few workstations within my company. The most recent person with the problem said it started after some windows updates.

The problem is that whenever the affected users click a link that initiates the generation of a file on a server (such as a pdf or csv) that is then supposed to be served as a download to the client, IE tries to download the generation link instead of the file that is generated. It works perfectly in every other browser. They are able to download normal pre-made files just fine--this only happens when they click a link that initiations the generation of a file.

I have tried everything I can think of to solve the problem, including:

resetting IE, adding the websites in question to the trusted zone, compatibility mode, rolling back to previous versions of IE, among a ton of other things. I simply can't figure this one out and it's driving me crazy because it's rather hard to word properly for google searches so I can't find any other cases of this happening even though I KNOW it has to be happening for other people.

Has anyone else come across this problem or know of a solution? Let me know if I'm not explaining the problem clearly.

A:IE will not download generated files (pdf, csv) after updates

Hello godspeedfx

What OS are your clients running?

When it generates this link and you save this link on the desktop is it a HTML, HTM or URL file?

Open up Control Panel -> File associations -> Default programs -> Set your default programs -> Set this program as default

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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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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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Hello guys,
I am dealing with several random BSODs for some months (I believe since april or even earlier). I am attaching in this thread all the requested items I found in the "BSOD Posting Instructions" and some pictures I took from the BSODs, grouped together.

I am sorry but I will have to write a lot, so I can provide you guys all the details I have...english is not my primary language, so I apologize before I start (and if I already had made any mistakes in this brief text, I apologize too :P).

These BSODs dont let Windows finish to create a dump file...as you can see in the pictures, it always hangs in the "Initializing disk for crash dump..." and then reboots. Only one time it finished, and it was something related to Ready Boost (which was never used or allowed to be used in the system, so I am considering this as not related to the problem...I already looked for BSODs related to Ready Boost, and it came in no help). So, since the Windows dont make a dump file, I am afraid the dump files collected from your "tool" are not related to this problem. I also believe that the Bluethoot devices listed as problematic in the diagnostic tools are not related to the problem also, since I almost never use any bluethoot device with my PC.
After the system reboots from the BSODs it looks like the BIOS is weird, it usually says that "no operational system was detected", so I have to turn off the PC and then wait some time and turn it on agai... Read more

A:BSOD with no Dump Files being generated, happens in Firefox, and BF3

Your crash reports indicate a possible problem with your Windows installation. Please follow the Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions. Post the results in your next post; do not start a new thread.

Quote: Originally Posted by Brink

NOTE: The MGADIAG report does not contain any sensitive or personal information, and is best posted un-edited for us to be able to help.

7. Select (highlight) all of the MGADiag report that you just pasted, and click on the code box # toolbar icon to wrap the report in a code box when posted. (see screenshot below)

Attachment 220478

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1. i got an automatically generated newtextdocument.txt .. having following contents.... C:\System Volume Information\_restore{E6F2E8A0-DA20-4F55-8A69-FFF4F36DF198}\RP4\A0008213



along this two more txt files ve generated which werent b4

2. yserver.txt 82c ba8 WinMain
82c ba8 lpCmdLine: '/REGSERVER'
82c ba8 Run
82c ba8 lpCmdLine: '/REGSERVER'
82c ba8 nCmdShow: 10
82c ba8 leaving WinMain

3.ALCSetup.txt [ResponseResult]

plz help...

A:3 text files generated automatically in c:directory

Help has arrived, delete them. Also post a HJT log.

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A few hours ago I began working on my friends computer to remove all the spyware and bad stuff off. I downloaded, updated, ran, scanned, etc the following programs in their latest versions:
-Spybot Search & Destroy
-Spyware Blaster

I found a few downloaders, a bunch of tracking cookies, but according to these the computer was clean. Then, I ran HijackThis and this is the current list of objects. Note the two entries that appear in red:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:00:54 PM, on 8/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/fix_homepage/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?T...=Q405&bd=presario&pf=... Read more

A:Pop-up generator and randomly generated malicious files

Please download http://www.malwarebytes.org/Qoofix.zip to your desktop. Qoofix by Rubber Ducky
· Right click on the Qoofix folder, and choose "Extract All". Extract Qoofix to your C: drive
· Close all windows and programs, including internet windows.
· Go to C:\Qoofix and open the folder, then double click on Qoofix.exe
· Click Begin Removal and wait for the scan to finish
· If Qoofix finds an infection, select yes to restart your computer
· You will now find a log from this tool, located at C:\Qoofix\Qoofix Logfile.txt Copy and paste the contents of that report into your next reply here.

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Hello, I found this post on your forum that looks very similar to my problem as well. I ve been trying to solve this for 4 days now without results.The case: I realized that a strange thing happens. Every 5 - 10 minutes my firewall blocks some exe files that try to run in windows\temp folder. (Firewall Kerio Message: Application is launching other application: Windows Command Processor Launched by 1f6f8ed5.exe) Their names are like that: 0BF63126.exe, 0E0D1EBB.exe, 0F8793B6.exe, 2A9DC0AD.exe, 2D8EC981.exe, 3C855CFC.exe, 3D2C7DA1.exe, 3F82918B.exe, 4B697C15.exe, 5A24C3D9.exe and the list goes on. These are random numders and letters followed by .exe. They are generated in e:\windows\temp If I delete them, new files keep get generating every 5 - 10 minutes. My firewall Kerio blocks them from executing. Apparently something is generating these files but I cant find what it is. Each file is 296KB. This procedure does not happen in SAFE MODEI uploaded on of these files to www.virustotal.com for analysis and these were the RESULTSI read on another forum that this files are generated from hijackthis... But I uninstalled highjackthis and the files keep on coming back...I also downloaded Deckard's System Scanner, the results are after the hijackthis reportHighJackthis :Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:13:09 PM, on 1/26/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:E... Read more

A:Random Files Generated In Windows\temp

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.

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I have seen this on three machines so far and then only way I can "Cure" it is to do a windows reinstall.
large amounts of folders with names like: 1a24, 1cfc, 13cc 68c, etc. keep showing  up in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\  and I cannot figure out what's creating them. If you've been running tools such as CCleaner and they hang for hours clearing the temp folder then fail, this is likely the cause. Does anyone know what this is and how to fix it!?

A:Massive amounts of temp files being continually generated.

Do you have any other issue than CCLeaner hanging?

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When I click open a folder, with "Large" or "Extra Large" icons selected as the viewing mode, thumbnails are generated for any JPEG files, but not for the RAF (Fuji RAW) files. For those, there is only the icon for the default program I have set. But, I have two IDENTICAL PCs, both with everything the same. I update Windows7 on both at the same time, and install the same software, etc. The strange thing is that ONE of my computers DOES display thumbnails for BOTH jpeg and RAF files! But the other system only displays thumbnails for the jpegs. I have no idea why the difference. I've checked settings for all the folder and viewing options I can think of, in control panel as well, but no solution. Any ideas are welcome.

A:No thumbnails for Fujifilm RAF files generated in Explorer -Win7 64bit

Do you have Microsoft Camera Codec Pack installed?

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Hi Team,
I am using Telerik Kendo grid in my MVC application.When I am Exporting the grid to Excel with kendo export to excel functionality,Save and Open option is faded out,only Save and Cancel options are available. Is this browser limitation for the files generated
by using telerik controls.
Kindly somebody address the issue.

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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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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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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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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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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


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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Hi all . I'm about to try and get a friend's outlook pst file from his home computer to sync with his laptop. I'd like to do this with "offline files," but the sync keeps reproting errors. Does anyone have any experience with this, or know another way to go about it? . Thanks for any info! : )


A:Offline files and .pst question

Change the extension to .ost. It should work fine after that. But when you target the .ost file, make sure to select ALL FILES when looking for the file type. I have an .ost file on my server that used to have a .pst extension. It syncs perfectly now.

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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

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on Windows XP I can't seem to find the enable Files Offline Tab
I thought it might be under folder options but I can't see it.

A:How do I find the Offline files Tab

What version of XP? Offline Files is not supported on XP Home, only Pro and MCE.

On XP Pro, it is in Folder Options, just to the right of Types. If you don't see it, it's likely been disabled by a group policy.

Start | Run, type gpedit.msc, press Enter
Expand Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Network | Offline Files
Make sure Prohibit user configuration of Offline Files is Not Configured, or Disabled
This can also be set on a Per User basis, so also check here:
User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Network | Offline Files



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Hi Guys,

there are more than 200 users in out network which run outlook application in their laptop. is there any way to set up outlook with offline file somehow they can send/ receive emails while they are not in the company?

Thanks and best regards,

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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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When we rolled out Windows 7 a few years ago we decided to redirect our users' Documents to our NAS. We also decided not to disable Offline Files for the redirected folders. That has worked surprisingly well with only occasional sync issues and lost files. Our
implementation has worked so well that users often aren't even aware when or if they are accessing the offline cache. And we don't either.  Now, changes coming to our NAS have the potential to greatly increase the size on disk of our redirected folders
and fill local hard drives with the CSC.
So we need to turn off Offline Files. We will continue to do Folder Redirection, though. Just in case there's something "stuck" in the cache that's not on their NAS folder (you know it happens), what happens to the CSC when Offline Files is disabled
by Group Policy? Does it remain intact or is it deleted?


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I'm working on a network that was setup by someone else, and I'm confused by the setup. It is a 2000 server and each client has a home directory on the server, and it is mapped to thier H:\ drive. Their My Documents is also pointed to the H:\ drive. Now offline files are enabled and all of the H:\ is setup as offline files and it syncronizes at logoff. My question is where does it sync to and what is the benefit of this if all the files they are using are on their H:\ drive on the server.

A:Please explain offline files

Here is a brief tourtorial -


also look at this -


I'm working on a network that was setup by someone else, and I'm confused by the setup. It is a 2000 server and each client has a home directory on the server, and it is mapped to thier H:\ drive. Their My Documents is also pointed to the H:\ drive. Now offline files are enabled and all of the H:\ is setup as offline files and it syncronizes at logoff. My question is where does it sync to and what is the benefit of this if all the files they are using are on their H:\ drive on the serverClick to expand...

This is easy enough to test - Take a laptop off the network and log onto it and try to access My Documents. I would think that it synchornizes with their standadard My Documents folder on their PC so they take it home and they make changes to their my documents they come back in and it resyncronizes with the lan My Documents folder and everything they worked on is now the updated version.

Basically its a way to make the users THINK they are only working with 1 set of files when all reality you have doubled the number of files and made it so there is a potential for sync problems and whatnot. In all a good concept except when there are problems with it.

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Iīv been using offline files and folders in my job a long time now. All of a sudden there is no synchronisation possible any more.
My services shows 10% of 999 GB disk space is reserved for offline files as well as for temp files.

As I have a 256 SSD in my laptop this configuration is not possible - the bad thing is I can not alter this limit - just nothing happens.

I have tried everything I can think of - rebuild the database (FormatDatabase in registry), tried to define cache size via registry and via local group policies, sfc /scannow, finally deleted the content of CSC and tried everything again - nothing works.

Iīm really clueless  - can anyone help?

Greetings from Germany

Dell Latitude E7440, Intel i7-4600, 8GB; Win7pro

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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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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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Can you have folder redirection without the offline files? I have a network setup with sbs 2003. One of the computers has a hard drive that keeps getting filled up with offline files. my documents is redirected to the server. \\server01\users\username. This user uses two pc on the network. I want them to have access to the same files and folders but don't want the offline files. If I disable offline files will they still access the same files and folders regardless of what computer they sit at if both computers have the my documents folder redirected to the server?

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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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