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Offline Files in Windows 7

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Essentially i want to un-synch a certain folder from a client machine i have setup with offline files.

its not as easy as just turning off offline files due to the fact that it needs to be enabled to synch another users files.


any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
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by:LeeTutor
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I believe Windows 7 offline files operates the same as in Windows Vista, and so you can delete a particular sync partnership:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Sync-Center-frequently-asked-questions
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StarpointProperties, any feedback?
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This is the Solution to my issue. manually deleting the local cached copies of the file from the namespace here:

I tried Sync Center once, then tried to remove with no luck. After no reply from MS support (no surprise), I poked around and found a way to disable.

In control panels, select Offline Files. Here you are able to delete and clean up temporary local files and disable the offline files feature. After a restart, there are no "partnerships" and no systray application running.

You need to do it manually.
Go to C:\Windows\CSC\v2.0.6\namespace

and then delete the server or folder that you want to remove from you partnership, and reboot.

It's possible that you have to take ownership of certain folder.

Ex: to take ownership of the folder CSC

- right click the CSC folder, chick properties.
- click security
- advanced
- owner
- edit
- select or add your username to the list
- put a check mark in "REplace owner on ..."
- OK

Do this for the folder that you are not allowed to see.,,,

I did this and was able to delete the offline files I didn't want but subsequently I think something is messed up now. I can't seem to be able to add new share to "Make Available Offline", as well "Offlinecreate new , but I think I have messed out Offline File "Disk Usage" is off. It just sees 99GB. I assume I need to set things back to the original permissions. Do you know what that maybe?
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i found the answer and answered my own question.
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