How to configure your computer to use offline files.

Question

I'v tried setting up use offline line files via group polocies. I am getting some strange results.

Sometimes it seems to work and another time it will say that certain files cannot be made ready for use offline. Sometimes it looks like it is synchronising other users files onto my laptop.

I'm sure it is my set-up rather than any other problems.

What would be handy is if you could perhaps find me a nice example of a basic set-up like mine this would be most helpful.

Best regards

Graham

Answer

This question was answered on November 3, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To resolve this issue, configure your computer to use offline files To do so, follow these steps:

1 Double-click My Computer

2 On the Tools menu, click Folder Options

3 Click the Offline Files tab

4 Click to select the Enable Offline Files check box, click Apply, and then click OK

To make a file or folder available offline, follow these steps:

1 Double-click My Computer

2 In the folder tree, click the network folder that contains the file you want to make available off line

3 In the contents pane, click the file that you want to make available off line

4 Click File, and then click Make Available Offline

Good Luck!

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 3, 2004