If you work with files on a network, you can make the files available offline so you can access them even when your computer is not connected to the network. This is especially useful if you use a laptop to connect to a workplace network.
When you make a network file
, or all files in a network folder
, available offline
, Windows creates a copy of the file or folder on your computer. This is called an offline file. The next time you disconnect from the network, you'll still be able to open, modify, and save the file the same way you would if you were still connected. And when you do connect to the network again, Windows will automatically sync the offline file on your computer with the corresponding file on the network to update it.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the use of offline files
for all users on the computer in Windows 7
and Windows 8
You must be logged in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.