Offline folders in Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit


I am trying to configure offline folders for my laptop with a network drive. I would like to use \\servername\network_share to synchonize on ym laptop for offlnie folders.

I have enabled off-line folders (sync Cneter->manage offline folders)

The network folder does not appear as an option in the "Set up new Sync partnerships"; in fact the system does not list any possibility for sync partnerships.

When I right click a network folder I do not have the option to enable use offline folders.

Can I enable offline folders using UNC and why is it not even an option on my computer?



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What is the OS on which the Share is?
You need to allow offline-folder in the caching-tab of the shared folder.
mbudmanAuthor Commented:
I am quite new at this. Where do I find the caching Tab?
You can find that on the System, which shares the folder, normally a windows server.
You can find it here:
Go in windows Explorer to the shared folder. Do a rightclick on it, choose "share". There you can see the "caching"-Button (see Screenshot)
If you a very different view, you're having "Sharing Wizard" activated. Go in Windows Explorer to Tools > Folder Options > View and uncheck the Sharing Wizard. Then try it again to find the caching-button.

The menus are depending on the Operating System, on which the share is. My Screenshots are from Windows Server 2008. But they're not very different.

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mbudmanAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your assistance. The information posted is extremely helpful.
nice to hear. You're welcome :)
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