Offline files not working Windows 7

70 pts.
Microsoft Windows 7
Offline files
Windows 7 Administration
Windows 7 Professional
Windows File Server
Hi all :) I have a strange problem with a Windows 7 pro user. I have enabled offline files but when I right-click on the shared folder I get the option "always available" but when I click on it nothing happens. It is not that the option is greyed out or not there, it is there but when selected nothing happens. Does anyone know what might be the problem? Thanks, Tracy

Software/Hardware used:
windows 7

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Please try out this ….
Click Start menu > Run > gpedit.msc
In the Local Group Policy Editor click to expand the folder and you will get
Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Network\Offline Files

Allow or disallow use of offline files feature….: Enabled
Prohibit user config….: Enabled
Sync all offline files when logging on….: Enabled
Sync all offline files before logging off….: Enabled
Sync offline files before suspend….: Disabled
Remove ‘Make offline….’: Enabled
Prevent use of Offline Files folder….: Enabled
NOTE: They are all parameters. You can change as per your requirements to the above parameters.
Click Apply and then OK and Close Group Policy Editorand restart your computer

Hope it may help you!

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  • TracyGS
    Hi Rechil :) Tried that but still nothing. Tracy
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  • Subhendu Sen
    The logic behind Offline Files is very simple. When we mark a folder for offline cache, Offline Files copies all the files from the network share and stores them on the local disk. When the machine is disconnected from the network, Offline Files detects it and forwards all file access requests to the local copy. Try out this Create a folder in My Documents, copy all of mapped drive folders and files to it. Then set the new folder in My Documents for sync and offline. Change something on the server side and test it. This would attempt to sync only ur folders and files and not the whole drive. For better info and workaround link here : Thanks
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  • Linus001
    Map another network drive. Initiate the caching on this drive. You can immediately cancel this once the progress bar starts. Then try initiating the caching on the original drive. This worked for me. Win7 Pro 64/ 32 bits.
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  • Tandem2
    I tried removing the user's profile. Log in as an administrator and run Delprof2. Restart the PC and log in as that user. Offline files now working. Guess it was a corrupt profile on the PC.
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