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Cannot change Offline File cache size

I'm working on a laptop and I wanted to increase the size of the offline file cache so I open the Folder Options, select the Offline Files tab and move the slider to where I want it for the "Amount of disk space to use for temporary offline files:"
I then click OK and then go right back into it and it's back were it was before.

I'm logged on with an administrator account. XP Pro SP2.

Anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it?
Windows XP

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Jeremy Weisinger

8/22/2022 - Mon
kind4me

How much free space do you have left on the drive?  I will bet it is not much more then the amount already set for offline folders.
flubbster

If you attempt to set it higher than 2 GB, it will revert back to the previous setting. Otherwise, it has either been set by a group policy, or there is not enough space for the setting you choose. Choose a lower amount to test.

To set using group policy, do this:

1. Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
2. Expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Network, and then click Offline Files.
3. In the right pane, double-click Default cache size.
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Jeremy Weisinger

Flubbster, are you saying the limit is 2GB for the offline file cache and that's hard coded into XP?
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Jeremy Weisinger

flubbster, I'm ready to give you the points but I just want to be sure I understand you correctly.
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Jeremy Weisinger

Thank you Vires_PtyLtd. That's what I was looking for.
Cheers.