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Windows 7: Randomly losing "offline files" in Windows 7

30 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
Randomly losing "offline files" in Windows 7

Hi Everyone,

I have a work laptop (Windows 7) - and whilst I use the laptop at work I have a network drive mapped. On the mapped drive there is a folder that specifically contains my personal work files, e.g.: Excel, Word, etc. Effectively my "Documents" folder is located on the server.

I have right clicked on the mapped folder that contains my personal files and selected "Always Available Offline".

On several occassions I have taken my laptop home, and the personal files that I usually access at work have been available.

However on more than one occassion now I have taken the laptop home and the personal files haven't been available. It seems like my laptop is "forgetting" that it should be keeping a copy of my personal files for offline use.

Has anybody else experienced random "offline file" availability issues with Windows 7? If so any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


P.S.: I can re-sync the files through "Sync Center" in Control Panel when I am at work, however sometimes I forget to do this, and I was also under the impression that I shouldn't have to.

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