Windows 8.1 Offline Files "Offline Files" tab not appearing in Folder Options

I have a new laptop with W8.1 installed and the offline files tab does not appear in Folder Options. The Sync Centre is there but I can't do anything with it as there is no option to make files available offline!
mortonkrAsked:
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awawadaCommented:
Can you try to reset the cache?

1. Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center
2. Click “Manage Offline Files”.
3. Click “View your offline files”.
4. Clear all contents.
5. Click the “Disk Usage” tab.
6. Click “Delete temporary files”.
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ArmenioCommented:
Does the share that you want to have offline files allow that on the server side.
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mortonkrAuthor Commented:
There is no View Offline Files button on Manage Offline Files as I have not yet been able to make files offline!
The share I want to have offline is one I have had offline previously so it should be fine!
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ArmenioCommented:
Check this out.  Use GPedit to modify local group policy to enable specific folders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj7ZCALl3Bo
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mortonkrAuthor Commented:
I saw what they did in this video but I can't understand the need to do that! It's a fresh W 8.1 install! Why does it not allow me to easily use offline files just like I used to before I crashed and recovered my PC?
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ArmenioCommented:
Are you running 8 .1 pro
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mortonkrAuthor Commented:
Yes
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ArmenioCommented:
check out work folders under windows 8.1 pro
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mortonkrAuthor Commented:
Client does not have Work Folders setup on their server! Like the idea tho!
I just don't see why my offline files doesn't work!
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ArmenioCommented:
The only last two options I can think of.  In windows of old you needed to enable offline files in explorer. Not sure if this still exists in windows 8.

The last option is you must have it disabled via group policy. Check group policy and make sure you have enabled it and set it in th correct ou
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ArmenioCommented:
Just out of curiosity which one of the two suggestions worked for you. :-)
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mortonkrAuthor Commented:
I'm embarrassed to tell you that I discovered that my W8.1 upgrade only upgraded to standard W8.1. I updated it to pro version and hey presto!!! My offline file controls appeared!
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ArmenioCommented:
Oops lol. Happens to us all . Glad you sorted it and the suggestions were helpful.
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