Does unchecking "make files available offline" delete any version of the file saved locally?
Posted on 2009-06-30
Here is the situation,
The user in question has a Windows 2008 SBS and several Windows XP laptops/desktops. The user was using a shared directory on the server to hold all data. Each laptop has offline files enabled and it sync's evertime. The user was getting an error message when syncing, apparatnly 3 files kept showing that the file could not be found. I'm guessing because it was deleted from one side? Either way, they decided to start using terminal services and they stopped using offline files. They unchcked the "make files available offline" box. The question is, now they seem to think there was some files that were made and saved in that shared folder while "offline" and they don't see them anymore when they are in the office and browsing the data folder on the server. Would unchecking the "make files available offline" box in My Computer-Folder Options automatically delete any files that were not yet synced when you uncheck that box? It doesn't seem like it to me, but I wanted to ask the experts! If so, is there anyway to retrieve them?
I tried checking the "Offline Files" area on the laptop in question and it now shows nothing. I assume this is because they unchecked "make files available offline" ?