Offline cache is corrupt in windows XP


I have a XP pro machine with SP1 that will not fully synchronise the offline files. The size of the folder is ~500MB. The user can synchronise on another machine in the office without any problems. The machine has regular app log errors:
"a portion of the offline cache is corrupt. Restart the machine to clear the cache."
The workstation has been rebooted.
He has had some end of file errors, even when the offline folder is empty. I have tried disabling, deleting all files etc. I have reassigned him permissions to the folder.
Does anyone know how to completely recreate the offline cache?
Is this a particular file as with outlook.ost?

Any help is appreciated. Otherwise this is looking like a rebuild.

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I assume you have deleted files from offline folder view?  Normally the stuff you have tried will do it.

You can reset offline files though.  To reset the offline files.

Go to folder options, then OFFLINE files.  Hold CTRL+Shift and click on Delete files.  This will generate a message about re-initialising offline files.

MS article describing above can be found below.

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Dan_ScottAuthor Commented:
That worked, thanks.
We have no end of probs with offline files.
I know what you mean, they are handy sometimes, but they are a pain in the rear.

I've had countless problems with them as well.  

Glad you got sorted.
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