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Offline Files, Windows 7

  1. #1


    Steve Fonda Guest

    Offline Files, Windows 7

    I couldn't find a group for Windows 7, so I'm going to post here and
    see what happens.

    A lot of our traveling users take advantage of Offline Files and Sync
    Center found in Windows Vista / 7. Ever since I started rolling out 7
    on laptops, I have come across an issue with Offline Files.

    Example: All users have a network share that is mapped as their H:
    drive. Upon setup, I always redirect a user's My Documents to the
    full UNC path \\server\share\, not moving the location. Once this is
    established, I make the folder Always Available Offline. In the most
    recent example, the user's My Documents on his H: drive is 11.3 Gigs.
    I synched the entire share so that it was available offline, verified
    the size / contents both on the server and the disk usage on the local
    machine; all was well.

    I sent the machine to a remote office, still within the network. When
    the user received it, after a short time I was told that his offline
    files were not working, nothing was availble offline, he couldn't
    sync, all sorts of problems. Sure enough, I remote into the machine
    and it says that there is only 14.3KB in use for Offline Files, when I
    had sent it out with a full 11.3 Gigs. I am unable to run a full,
    successful sync now, and this also happens on another machine.

    Has anyone run into similar issues with Windows 7 offline files? I've
    had to resort to a third party app to make sure the files are
    reliable, since Windows certiainly has not been for this user.

    Thanks a lot!
    Steve

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  2. #2


    DL Guest

    Re: Offline Files, Windows 7

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...WindowsAnswers

    "Steve Fonda" <subwrxsti@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:3d4ba190-b56a-4714-8b48-26bbff146a7a@newsgroup

    >I couldn't find a group for Windows 7, so I'm going to post here and
    > see what happens.
    >
    > A lot of our traveling users take advantage of Offline Files and Sync
    > Center found in Windows Vista / 7. Ever since I started rolling out 7
    > on laptops, I have come across an issue with Offline Files.
    >
    > Example: All users have a network share that is mapped as their H:
    > drive. Upon setup, I always redirect a user's My Documents to the
    > full UNC path \\server\share\, not moving the location. Once this is
    > established, I make the folder Always Available Offline. In the most
    > recent example, the user's My Documents on his H: drive is 11.3 Gigs.
    > I synched the entire share so that it was available offline, verified
    > the size / contents both on the server and the disk usage on the local
    > machine; all was well.
    >
    > I sent the machine to a remote office, still within the network. When
    > the user received it, after a short time I was told that his offline
    > files were not working, nothing was availble offline, he couldn't
    > sync, all sorts of problems. Sure enough, I remote into the machine
    > and it says that there is only 14.3KB in use for Offline Files, when I
    > had sent it out with a full 11.3 Gigs. I am unable to run a full,
    > successful sync now, and this also happens on another machine.
    >
    > Has anyone run into similar issues with Windows 7 offline files? I've
    > had to resort to a third party app to make sure the files are
    > reliable, since Windows certiainly has not been for this user.
    >
    > Thanks a lot!
    > Steve


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Offline Files, Windows 7

    Windows 7 Forums

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...WindowsAnswers

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    "Steve Fonda" <subwrxsti@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:3d4ba190-b56a-4714-8b48-26bbff146a7a@newsgroup

    >I couldn't find a group for Windows 7, so I'm going to post here and
    > see what happens.
    >
    > A lot of our traveling users take advantage of Offline Files and Sync
    > Center found in Windows Vista / 7. Ever since I started rolling out 7
    > on laptops, I have come across an issue with Offline Files.
    >
    > Example: All users have a network share that is mapped as their H:
    > drive. Upon setup, I always redirect a user's My Documents to the
    > full UNC path \\server\share\, not moving the location. Once this is
    > established, I make the folder Always Available Offline. In the most
    > recent example, the user's My Documents on his H: drive is 11.3 Gigs.
    > I synched the entire share so that it was available offline, verified
    > the size / contents both on the server and the disk usage on the local
    > machine; all was well.
    >
    > I sent the machine to a remote office, still within the network. When
    > the user received it, after a short time I was told that his offline
    > files were not working, nothing was availble offline, he couldn't
    > sync, all sorts of problems. Sure enough, I remote into the machine
    > and it says that there is only 14.3KB in use for Offline Files, when I
    > had sent it out with a full 11.3 Gigs. I am unable to run a full,
    > successful sync now, and this also happens on another machine.
    >
    > Has anyone run into similar issues with Windows 7 offline files? I've
    > had to resort to a third party app to make sure the files are
    > reliable, since Windows certiainly has not been for this user.
    >
    > Thanks a lot!
    > Steve

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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