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Offline files doen't update files changed locally

Q: Offline files doen't update files changed locally

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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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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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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My computer opens fine with starting up msn messeger ,till here is fine but if i click anything from desktop then nothing opens just the revolving cursor appears(the busy cursor when we click the file to open) i waited long time but nothing changed and hanged up with it.I also tried to open thru start menu but same thing happens (no click no affect of cursor).I restart computer but same thing happens.But,the wondering thing is that when msn messenger works and opens(as it is open after i turn on computer and which is also a start up programs) so,i can open internet by clicking hotmail from msn messenger.I don't what's wrong with my computer it is happening from wednesday night ,i mean from last 3 days.I am a student,I am stucked due to my computer.Please,help me out .Please reply to the post as soon as possible.

A:files doen't open in computer

Hello Sanu, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had this problem may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,

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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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I encounterd a really strange problem after updating iTunes to its newest version 11.4; but let me explain better.
I opened iTunes and a box pops up saying that there is a new update ready to install. Then I pressed ok, the update started to be installed (it took a few minutes!) and as it finished it asked me to restart windows.
I restarted windows and a box appeared before loading the usual desktop screen: it was saying my version of Windows 7 is not authentical (?!). I chose the option "remind me later" (or whatever), the desktop appeared and I firstly noticed the wallpaper was the "default" one of Windows 7 (it substantially removed my wallpaper).
But things get worse the more I navigate on the pc: appearently all the files have been removed. And with that I mean ALL the files, not only the music library, but also the documents, the videos, ecc.

I was quiet desperated when I went on the "Computer" screen, and I saw that the space on the disk was the same as before the iTunes update. Then I navigate through Computer/C/Users and I noticed there were THREE folders: Administrator, Administrator.CCT-20140822GTQ and Public, the first two both with a "lock" symbol on the icon.
If I go in the first folder, Administrator, I can see and access all the files in the usual folders (Documents, Desktop, Download, ecc.). In the "Administrator.CCT-20140822GTQ" folder there is nothing, and it's like my laptop navigates/shows m... Read more

A:iTunes update has changed the directories of my files by itself


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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 have an intranet site where I am trying to have a page (asp, html, hta - whatever...) load that will run an executable file on the client machine. Reason for this is that the executable is located on the client machine, and I don't want the client to have to "download" the executable each time the item is clicked, as the executable needs to be run with different parameters, based on a list of files that are located in a specific directory.

ie: "C:\windows\notepad.exe filename.ext"

I am trying to run a different executable than what is defined in the "File Types" (ie, I am trying to load a non-txt file in a program such as notepad).

A:running files locally?

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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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I have just re-installed Dreamweaver CS3 onto a new laptop (OS Win 7) from a rather unstable and old laptop with XP and cross-checked the set-up is identical to the old. However, when I try to save any file locally I get a pop-up window telling me that "Access to C:\name_of_site\any.html is denied".

Can anyone tell me why this is happening and how to overcome it? I am the Administrator.

A:Dreamweaver CS3: Cannot save files locally

This problem is so annoying and on further investigation it would appear that it's more likely to be due to Windows 7 'permissions' on this particular directory/folder. I checked the properties on this folder and saw it was read-only (!), yet when unticked and saved, it continues to revert to read only. Microsoft preventing users from creating folders in the root directory?

So I think I need to move the entire website folder from its C:\name_of_site\ and create a new folder within Document Libraries, say site\name_of_site.

However will this create problems in file locating and links? Or am I worrying needlessly?

Advice or suggestions please.

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Hi, I'm running IE8 in windows 7. Windows 7 is 64bit but its 32bit IE I'm using.

No matter what I do I cannot get a simple HTML document with an ActiveX object to work when viewed locally by IE8. The same activex works fine via from web.

<OBJECT ID="Something" CODEBASE="file:///c:\path\file.CAB#version=5,0,0,1" CLASSID="CLSID:261A7465-FEEE-4B40-8A85-ED752B93F73E">
<PARAM NAME="param" VALUE="something">

Thats it, its that basic. When I view this test.html I see a box where the activex object should be but its not broken (red X), its more like a picture placeholder. Why? I have every single setting set to enabled, that registry setting FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN for iexplore.exe is set to 0, I've tried multiple MOTW lines in the HTML and nothing will allow the ActiveX to work locally. I have Allow active content to run in files on My Computer checked on. Exact same HTML/activex locally works fine in IE7 on another machine too.

Any idea?

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I've only been using Win 7 for a week and this particular issue is already making me lose the will to live.

Having copied the entire website from a machine running XP Pro - where the site was in the root directory ie C:\name_of_website into the root directory of Win 7 and have now run into problems with permissions etc.

When I checked properties on the newly formed C:\name_of_website in Win 7 I saw it had been assigned a read-only status. I unticked that item, applied and saved, but it reverts back to the read-only status. Is this some security aspect that is assigned to any folders in the root directory?

I have also checked that I am the sole administrator with full access rights and am wondering whether I will have to create a new website folder other than C: - but where? There seems to be several choices:

Libraries/create new folder
User name/My Documents
User name/create new folder

Any advice offered will be gratefully received.


A:Access Denied when saving Dreamweaver CS3 files locally

Try this: Take Ownership Shortcut

Then right click on C:\name_of_website and select Take Ownership.

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I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!

A:Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive

Quote: Originally Posted by Altay

I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!

Need a ton more info

Are you using "homegroup"

How is the folder set up? is it a simple share. or more advanced

Do you have a win 7dvd to do a repair install?


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I installed XP Home clean from scratch; updated to the latest SP and patches, including WMP 11 and IE7. Ever since then the icons of all files on CD/DVD is changed to HTM ones:

It does not happen in other folders or flash drives; only CDs/DVDs, any CDs/DVDs. I'm at my wits end as to how to resolve this. Clicking on the files however launches the appropriate application associated with the particular file type.

Can anyone throw a light?


A:Solved: Icons of files on CD / DVD changed to that for HTM files

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Hi all.
Today I got quite a shock out of the blue discovered quite a substantial amount of my files, about 4gb, changed/renamed to enz files. These changed files are in one of my external hard drives, though there are also other files in this same drive unchanged.
I really cannot recalled what I did to cause this. Though what I did in the last few days was to visit many websites searching for solutions to resolve some problems related to my Android phone with a faulty-functioning rom (OS).
On my laptop today, with the attached affected ext hard drive plugged, I scanned with Rogue Killer, Mbam, ASW, and my own Eset which discovered 4 wombat items that was cleaned.
The rest of the scans uncovered nothing.
In addition, I downloaded a program, Pareto, intended to help to open all these enz files. But I hesitated upon fearing ending in more troubles if I executed it. Besides, what is subsequently annoying is even after removing this downloaded Pareto, it still display a dialog upon every boot, showing checking for updates.
Thank You.

A:SOS! Files changed/renamed to enz files out of the blue!

This may be a new variant of TeslaCrypt ransomware which encrypts data and uses various extensions (.ecc, .ezz, .exx, .xyz, .zzz, .aaa, .abc, .ccc, .vvv) appended to the end of the filename as described described here.Did you find any ransom note? These infections are created to alert victims that their data has been encrypted and demand a ransom payment. Check your documents folder for an image the malware typically uses for the background note. Check the C:\ProgramData (or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) for a randomly named .html, .txt, .png, .bmp, .url file.These are some examples:HELP_DECRYPT.TXT, HELP_YOUR_FILES.TXT, HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt
YOUR_FILES.HTML, DecryptAllFiles_<user name>.txt, encryptor_raas_readme_liesmich.txt
DecryptAllFiles_.txt, RECOVERY_FILES.txt, help_decrypt_your_files.html, YOUR_FILES.url
Howto_RESTORE_FILES_.txt, RECOVERY_FILE.TXT, RECOVERY_FILE_.txt, restore_files_.txt
howto_recover_file_.txt, how_recover+****.txt, ,_how_recover_.txt, recover_file_*****.txt

Note: The (*) represents random... Read more

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Moreover, all the video files size changed to 240kb, and i could not open all the video files anymore. All my movies and videos changed into that .exe files, 240kb, and this is very annoying. When i checked back my hard drive space, my hard disk space increased, as i have deleted all the movies inside. Huhu... is it possible to recover the files back, or myb to remove the virus from my PC??

A:my video files on my pc is all changed to .exe files, please help me guys..

I'm not sure if it's a virus, but we can look and seeSome types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all t... Read more

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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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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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recently reinstalled xp home ed. How do I disable prompt to save, open, cancel. Did not have this problem before reinstalling xp. I just want to be able to play the mp3 file from my external drive off the web page without the prompt

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I have windows xp/professional sevice pack 3. since 01/09/2015, after start up a box displays 'user environment error- cannot load locally saved files ,it might be due to network provider or some else.' Also system restore does not take place. pl.help. Provide suitable & authentic solution. Thanks.

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hi all

The problem :- 3 weeks ago i had a trojan that changed all my data into system files.

What i did :- i deleted the trogan using nod32 then all my files disapeared. After playing around with my computer i disabled system restore, and changed the following options to my 'view file' in 'folder options'

show hidden folders
unchecked 'hide extenstions for known file types'
unchecked 'hide protected operating system files'

What happened :- i saw all my files but they were hidden and looked like they were system files. Half my data got corruppted so i deleted them, the other half had their normal extentions but i cannot change them to unhidden in the properties section . I tried copying them to another drive, my data got copied but the same format.

Help:- can anyone suggest how i can have normal view type of my files. please
Thank you

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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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Hi- TPlease help me with my laptop.

The computer has been acting weird lately. Everything runs SO slow. I have run a few scans but did not do any repairs or any quarantines. I did a System Restore 3 days ago and the problems continue. In Jan 2014 I had a tech site help me with the following problemsossible malware/virus=Websearch. Searchnewtab, keyword Hijacker, safesaverBHO, searchwebs, statcounter, zedo. I changed my internet provider and didnt have service for over a month so the site didnt help me finish the troubleshooting. Im not sure if these things are still on the computer.

1. MBam showed this in registry files: PUP.Optional.Tarma.
2. HijackThis showed 9 of these files: Unknown file in Winsock LSP c:\windows\system32\wpdsp.dll

3. Windows Update - When I check for updates, it does a 5sec check and comes back with a message saying . "Updates can't be installed while Windows is running so you should save your work, close any open programs, and then restart your computer to finish the update process. The computer will reboot and 10 sec later a notification pops up saying that I need to update. Nothing ever updates. The process repeats over and over."
The only Windows updates that show since 8/13/2013 are: Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials, which never used to show in Windows Updates! It shows Most recent check for updates: Never and Updates installed: Never. I know there has been updates and something is blocking them.

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A:Windows will not update, 25 suspicious host files, 9 unknown files in Winsock LSP, PU


I'm sure you are really busy and I know my system has A LOT of issues, but I would really appreciate any help.
Thank you.

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



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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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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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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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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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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

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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?

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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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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...?

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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 system with 32gb DDR3-2400, a 256GB SSD and a couple of spinners. I have set up 4gb of the RAM to be used as another RAMdisk using the softperfect software. This problem has been going on for some time, but has been more of a problem since I started using the RAMdisk. Not because the RAMdisk itself isn't working well, because the stuff that is stored there keeps getting reset.

I have pretty much identified that when updates are installed through windows update (either from Microsoft update or from my WSUS server), the following are reset to defaults

1. Pagefile is automatically managed and stored on the C: drive and is set to 32gb
2. The TEMP and TMP environment variables are reset to the C:\users default location
3. The temporary Internet Files location is reset to the default C:\users... location

There may be others that I have not discovered.

I have manually set my swap file to 1024/2048 on the D:\ drive (a spinner), on the belief that it should rarely if ever be needed with a system equipped with 32GB of RAM. I'm certainly not inclined to waste 32GB of space on my SSD for an unused object.

I have placed the TMP/TEMP files, cookies and Temporary Internet files on the RAMdisk to squeeze a little extra performance out of the system. (Yes, I know, I'm not really getting much benefit).

Photoshop and a few other programs also use the RAMdisk as a scratch disk, and were the main reason I set it up in the first place.

This is becoming a real pain w... Read more

A:Pagefile, Temporary Int Files, Temp files reset after update

Sounds like the ramdisk is not saving or updating its contents? Try another brand liek Dataram, works great for me.

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I have windows xp/professional sevice pack 3. since 01/09/2015, after start up a box displays 'user environment error- cannot load locally saved files ,it might be due to network provider or some else.' Also system restore does not take place. pl.help. Provide suitable & authentic solution. Thanks.

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I have a file A in which a column needs to be updated daily with values from a column in file B080909. There's a new file B everyday and the name is in date format (080909).
I know i can do this with Excel/Access but im not sure how to. Can anyone guide me to the right way?
Thank you so much!!!

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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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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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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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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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I currently have 2 XP Pro systems (laptop and desktop). Offline shares are working fine; the laptop has the offline files. I created an s:\ (for share) drive on my local LAN using my desktop system and all the files reside there.

My laptop needs to be upgraded. I want to go to Windows 7. Will I be able to easily transition offline files with this setup from 2 XP Pro systems to a Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate) on a laptop and my current XP Pro Desktop?

NOTE: The operative word here is "easily".

A:Offline files between XP Pro and Windows 7

I am able to share files between XP and Windows 7 and access my External Hard drive on my XP computer.. about the Offline thing I think You can by just by clicking the Always Available Offline button.It was pretty Easy to set up. (I thought). Here are some Screen Shots..to make sense of it..

Hope this Helps..

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