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Offline Files Status - View and Change

How to View and Change Your Offline Files Status in Windows 7
Published by Brink
23 Dec 2009
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How to View and Change Your Offline Files Status in Windows 7

information   Information
This will show you how to view and change if you are currently working with the offline or online version of your available offline files in Windows 7.
Note   Note
The offline files stored on your computer will not be able to sync with the files on the network while offline from the network. When you connect to the network again and the offline files are online again, they will automatically sync any changes you have made while offline with the files on the network.





OPTION ONE
To View the Status of Your Available Offline Files
1. Browse to the network folder, or open the network folder to see the network file(s) in it, that is set as Always available offline. (see screenshots below)
-status1.jpg

-status2.jpg

2. In the Windows Explorer Details pane, you will see either Online or Offline (working offline) displayed as the Offline status of the selected network folder or file. (see screenshots above)



OPTION TWO
To Change the Status of Your Available Offline Files

NOTE: This will allow you to work with the available offline versions of network files even though you are connected to the network. This is useful if your network connection is slow or having problems.
1. Browse to and open the network folder that contains the file(s) that are set as Always available offline. (see screenshot below)
-status1.jpg
2. To Set the Network Folder and Files to Work Offline
A) Click on the Work offline toolbar button. (see screenshot below)
-work_offline.jpg
B) You will now notice that the Online status of the network folder has changed to Offline (working offline) in the Details pane.
3. To Set the Network Folder and Files to Work Online
A) When you are finished working with the files offline, click on the Work online toolbar button. (see screenshot below)
-work_online.jpg
B) You will now notice that the Online status of the network folder has changed to Online in the Details pane.
NOTE: This will also sync any changes you have made while offline with the files on the network.
That's it,
Shawn




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