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Windows 7: may i know what w7 does exactly when i set a drive offline?

12 Jul 2014   #1
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
may i know what w7 does exactly when i set a drive offline?

Hi
my i know what w7 (w8 too) set a drive in offline mode?

i mean i read it but can't find a good answer

thanks


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15 Jul 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi, rather than trying to explain myself, i believe this does a good job, taken from Microsoft.

Does this help explain?
Quote:
If you've ever needed to access important files stored in a shared folder on your network but couldn't because your laptop was disconnected from the network, then you can understand the need for offline files. With offline files, you can access copies of your network files even when your computer isn't connected to the network.

Working with offline files is easy. You just choose the files (or folders) on your network that you want to make available offline. Windows automatically creates a copy of each file on your computer. These copies are called offline files. You can work with these files even when you're not connected to the network, and the next time you connect, Windows will automatically sync your offline files with the original files in the network folder.
Read More - Understanding offline files - Windows Help

Regards,
Jamie
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16 Jul 2014   #3
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Hi, rather than trying to explain myself, i believe this does a good job, taken from Microsoft.

Does this help explain?
Quote:
If you've ever needed to access important files stored in a shared folder on your network but couldn't because your laptop was disconnected from the network, then you can understand the need for offline files. With offline files, you can access copies of your network files even when your computer isn't connected to the network.

Working with offline files is easy. You just choose the files (or folders) on your network that you want to make available offline. Windows automatically creates a copy of each file on your computer. These copies are called offline files. You can work with these files even when you're not connected to the network, and the next time you connect, Windows will automatically sync your offline files with the original files in the network folder.
Read More - Understanding offline files - Windows Help

Regards,
Jamie
honestly i did not understand , because an offline hard disk , it's not accessible , windows should not see it
thanks jamie
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