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Windows XP Offline Files & Folders, Synchronisation - Network location moved.

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I have a Windows XP Pro client who has Offline Files setup.

One of the network locations in his offline files setup has moved and changed name. However the Offline Files manager stills tries to sync up with it, even tho its not there!

How do I remove this from Offline Files, as it keeps giving the user error messages on syncronisation. Obviously he still want to sync with other locations that are working fine!

Thanks in advanced.
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from this previously answered question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21248541.html
Offline folder synchronization is trying to connect to server that no longer exist.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;230738

How to Restart the Offline Files Cache/Database

The Offline Files (CSC or Client Side Caching) cache and database has a built-in capability to restart if its contents are suspected of being corrupted. If corruption is suspected, the Synchronization Wizard may return the following error message:
Unable to merge offline changes on \\server_name\share_name. The parameter is incorrect.
MORE INFORMATION
The Offline Files cache is a folder structure located in the %SystemRoot%\CSC folder, which is hidden by default. The CSC folder, and any files and subfolders it contains, should not be modified directly; doing so can result in data loss and a complete breakdown of Offline Files functionality.

If you suspect corruption in the database, then the files should be deleted using the Offline Files viewer. After the files are deleted out of the Offline Files viewer, a synchronization of files may then be forced using Synchronization Manager. If the cache still does not appear to function correctly, an Offline Files reset can be performed using the following procedure:
1.     In Folder Options, on the Offline Files tab, press CTRL+SHIFT, and then click Delete Files. The following message appears:
The Offline Files cache on the local computer will be re-initialized. Any changes that have not been synchronized with computers on the network will be lost. Any files or folders made available offline will no longer be available offline. A computer restart is required.

Do you wish to re-initialize the cache?
2.     Click Yes two times to restart the computer.
 

Each client would then have to re-configure their offline folders
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foobar_666uk, how about some feedback?  Is your question answered?  If so, please close it.
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Hi,
Sorry been away for a few days!

Just tried your suggestion 1. and it appears to have resolved my problem! A hidden CTRL+SHIFT command! Like it.

Thank-you very much!

Dave.
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