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Windows 7: Sync Folder with a network share


18 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7
 
 

If im understanding you right. while the folder is online, find the location of the origianl file you set to be available offline and just make a shortcut from that to where ever. then from within that folder you can click on work online and work offline. Once you disconnect from the network you can still access the folder via the shortcut you just created. Hope thats what you mean.

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18 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Still working on Sync

Thanks for your response, the shortcut was the key to accessing the offline folder. (If any Microsoft engineers are reading, you need a better interface to offline folders.)

I am still having problems with changing a file's contents while it's in off-line mode. I cannot save any files back to the folder while it's offline. Am I missing something? How do you sync changes when you re-connect to the network? Or is this meant to be a read-only function?

TIA
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18 Aug 2009   #13

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Logic View Post
Thanks for your response, the shortcut was the key to accessing the offline folder. (If any Microsoft engineers are reading, you need a better interface to offline folders.)

I am still having problems with changing a file's contents while it's in off-line mode. I cannot save any files back to the folder while it's offline. Am I missing something? How do you sync changes when you re-connect to the network? Or is this meant to be a read-only function?

TIA
Hi,

It's not meant to be read only. The whole purpose of offline files is that you can edit them and then on re-connect it will automatically sync the changes.

At the moment I have no idea what could be causing this, but I'll try to find out.

@ simulous, are you having the same problem or is everything ok with your offline files?

Greetz
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18 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Sync Problem PROBABLY solved.

I can't believe I posted before I checked... Oops

I re-read my post and looked at the nature of the problem, I can't write back to the folder. When I checked the folder sharing, homegroup was set to read.

I don't have my laptop to check up on this, but I'll bet it's the solution.
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18 Aug 2009   #15

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Logic View Post
I can't believe I posted before I checked... Oops

I re-read my post and looked at the nature of the problem, I can't write back to the folder. When I checked the folder sharing, homegroup was set to read.

I don't have my laptop to check up on this, but I'll bet it's the solution.
Ok , sounds plausible.

Please post back if it works, so the admins can set this thread to solved.

greetz
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18 Aug 2009   #16

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Hi,


@ simulous, are you having the same problem or is everything ok with your offline files?

Greetz
Yeah mate thanks. Offline files working like a charm. Still having the on going problem tho in terms of opening my mp3's off my file server and it taking 8 seconds per track to open. As my other Thread states ( http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...ork-share.html ) , Its over a gb lan, works fine in xp and only thing that solves it is setting the share as read only. Im happy with using the offline files for now but im eager to figure out why ther other is happening.

Thanks mate anyway.
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