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Issues with redirected / sychronizing files

Hello experts

I have a new user that when he shuts down, he gets an error message indicating that errors occurred while Windows was synchronizing your data.  He is using Windows XP SP3.  The error verbatum is...

Offline Files [\\pc11\c$ on pc11]: Unable to connect to 'pc11\c$'.  The network path was not found.

Well, the path for that PC won't be found because it's no longer on the network.  The user is logging into pc12 and I can't figure out why the synch is trying to pull from a pc that wasn't even there when this user started.  Do you guys have any ideas?

Thanks much
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Ray Drummond
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Ray Drummond
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tonyperthCommented:
At some point the user has right clicked on a shared file on that machine and said make available offline.  to get rid of the error turn off offline files, from memory:

open Explorer
click tools options
select offline files tab
untick the first tick box
restart.

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tonyperthCommented:
to confirm

Open My computer or any other explorer window
Click "Tools / Folder Options"
Select the "Offline Files" TAB
Untick "Enable Offline Files"
Click OK
Reboot
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johnb6767Commented:
I use this procedure/commands on a larger scale, but works fine for one offs as well....

See my accepted answer here......

Workstation tries to synch offline files with old server which is offline.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23121600.html
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johnb6767Commented:
And chances are, it came from another user that logged on to this machine, before he started....
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tonyperthCommented:
True, any user can initiate  the use offline if it is enabled, and every user on the computer would be prompted to sync it when they logged off, if they could or not.
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johnb6767Commented:
Yea, thats one of the problems with Offline Files.... There is a "purge non primary user" option available, but alot of people dont go that far with it.....
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