Excluding Offline Files in Windows 7
Posted on 2010-08-31
I have a Windows7 64-bit Professional laptop. I have a Windows 2003 Small Business Server.
I have enabled Offline Files and they are syncing. However, it reports 2 files that it cannot sync because the file is being used by another program. I do not want to sync those 2 files.
I have run GPEDIT.MSC on the laptop and gone to Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Network / Offline Files. I have added "*.pkr;*.skr" to Exclude Files from Being Cached. I even added the same value to Files Not Cached, even though that setting is for older versions of Windows. I've restarted, just to be sure.
If I run RSOP.MSC, it shows these values for both keys.
When I perform a sync, however, it still reports those 2 files as being in use and immediately stops the sync. I wouldn't care much if it didn't stop syncing at that point.
I have allocated 200GB+ for Offline Files and it using 8GB.