Running out of disk space because of offline file synchronization.

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
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.
Question by:Hobester
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    by:Mohammed Hamada
    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.
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    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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