Solved

Microsoft Offline files question

Posted on 2007-04-02
8
226 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Hi Guys,

I would like to know if theres somewhere in the registry a key that force the offline files to use 'em locally all the times and synchronize it on the server when I log out.

Ex: I want to use some cad files that are really heavy and I would like to have it on my computer and when I click on my network drives It would open it from my offline files folder instead of the network.

Thanks,
0
Comment
Question by:denzmor
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ergu
ID: 18836784
Hi,

A way to do this is to use Briefcase folders. With briefcase folders you can choose whenever you want to synchronize the folders. But the downside of this is that you have to remember to synchronize your folders.

Right click your desktop, or where ever you want to create a briefcase, and choose new and then briefcase. Then it's just to start dragging your files into the briefcase. Whenever you want to synchronize you choose update all objects.

Refer to the following article for more help.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=307885 

I have used this solution myself to a similar problem with good results.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:denzmor
ID: 18837321
thanks I will try that!! :)

Ill keep you in touch
0
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:johnb6767
ID: 18838617
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache
"SilentForcedAutoReconnect"=dword:00000000

A value of 1 is designed to do exactly the opposite, by forcing the servers back online, maybe a value of 0 will do the opposite.....
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ergu
ID: 18841649
That doesn’t seem to solve it. Something I haven’t tried yet is to set the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\SlowLinkSpeed key to a value under 64 000 as the connection then is defined as a slow link and the transition might stop. If you then have the "Synchronize all offline files at logoff/logon" boxes ticked at the options for offline files you might get the result you are after.
Don't test this on your cad-files as I don't know the result.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:denzmor
ID: 18911096
I tried to create a dword key of 63999. Do you think it will do it..
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ergu
ID: 18917112
It's long from certain but it might work.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:denzmor
ID: 18917802
what value would you add if you was me?
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
ergu earned 500 total points
ID: 18944604
As anything under 64000 is defined as a slow link your value should be valid. I recon that it didn't work. I don't know of other ways to solve this, and if it were a simple solution to this I would think that other experts would have posted in this thread, after all it is a 500 point question.

I do have one last suggestion for you.
At home I use a program called MirrorFolder from TechSoft to synchronize my photos and that program has the option to sync. at log out. But it sets you back 39$, you can test the program for free thou and the program will behave exactly as you want synchronized folders to do.

http://www.soft32.com/download_9115.html

39$ isn't much if you want to keep your vacation photographs safe or your cad files and it's really a brilliant program.

Best of luck to you.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question