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Running out of disk space because of offline file synchronization.

I have the an issue with a Dell Desktop where the users My Documents folder is on a network drive.  The size of this folder/files is 2.3 GB.  The C:\windows\CSC directory structure accounts for almost 10 GB out of 18 GB of the C: drive.  The user has the sync settings to sync only at logoff and he doesn't turn his PC off very often.  

Why is the C:\windows\CSC so large and does it ever purge old data after a sync process completes?  

Can I logoff/sync & then delete the C:\windows\CSC structure and let it build it again?  I am contiually running out of space on this PC.
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Well you can delete the big file that causing this problem, but be ware that you may lose all of the data.
Try the Winxp tweak.
No, you can't. Don't manipulate the CSC folder directly. Instead, use this method:
How to Restart the Offline Files Cache/Database

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