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My Documents offline files - how to work offline although connected to network?

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Here's the situation.  I have a client that has a server for the sole purpose of backing up his documents.  His documents reside on the server, and he has his documents folder (windows 7) pointing to the files on the server.  Thus Windows keeps an offline copy of the files when he disconnects from the network and is traveling.

The problem he has, is he deals a lot with large files.  When he's connected to the network, at his home office, every time he opens a file, he's opening it from the server, so he has to wait for a 50MB file to copy over the network, and then open.  He's not happy with the speed, so he asked if he would be able to 'work offline', so that his computer would open offline copies of his files, and then when he's done at night he can 'sync' everything.

The thing is, how would i accomplish that?  How would i let his computer 'work offline' from the server so any documents he opens are opened locally and not via the network.  The server is just sitting as a host on the network, and he needs to be able to be connected to the network to be able to get online.

How would he do that?  

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