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Windows 7: Sync Setup Shortcut - Create


Sync Setup Shortcut - Create

How to Create an Offline Files "Sync Setup" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
05 May 2011
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How to Create an Offline Files "Sync Setup" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
Sync Center allows you to check the results of your recent sync activity if you've set up your computer to sync files with a network server (often called offline files). When you sync with a network server, you can access files by keeping synced copies of those files on your computer, even when the network server is unavailable. Sync Center can tell you if the files synced successfully or if there are any sync errors or warnings.

This tutorial will show you how to download or create an Offline Files Sync Setup shortcut to set up new sync partnerships in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Note   Note
In Windows 7, offline files is only available in the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

In Windows 8, offline files is only available in the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.


EXAMPLE: Sync Setup
Sync Setup Shortcut - Create-example-b.jpg






OPTION ONE
To Download a "Sync Setup" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Sync_Setup.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Sync Setup shortcut to your desktop.

4. Right click on the Sync Conflicts shortcut, and click/tap on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5 or 6.

5. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.



OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Sync Setup" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0\::{9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}\::{F1390A9A-A3F4-4E5D-9C5F-98F3BD8D935C},
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 423
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Sync Setup for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 412
Size:  71.5 KB
4. Right click on the new Sync Setup shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step3B.jpg
Views: 411
Size:  61.5 KB
6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%SystemRoot%\System32\SyncCenter.dll
Name:  Step4.jpg
Views: 405
Size:  97.3 KB
7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step5B.jpg
Views: 403
Size:  60.2 KB
9. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn



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