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Offline Files - Manage Disk Space Usage

How to Manage the Offline Files Disk Space Usage in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
31 Dec 2009
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How to Manage the Offline Files Disk Space Usage in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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The size and number of your offline files determine how much hard disk space your offline files use. This will show you how to manage your offline files so that you can find out how much hard disk space they are currently using, and to change how much maximum hard disk space to allow for them in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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Offline files are copies of network files that are stored on your computer so that you can work with them when you're not connected to the network or when the network folder that the files are stored in is not available.

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.




Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view) in Windows 7 or Windows 8, and click/tap on the Sync Center icon.

2. In the left pane, click/tap on the Manage offline files link. (see screenshot below)
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3. Click/tap on the Disk Usage tab. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This will show you how disk space is currently used and available for storing offline files on your computer.
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4. Click/tap on the Change limits button. (see screenshot above)

5. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

6. Adjust the sliders to how much maximum disk space you want to be used for storage of offline files on your computer. When done, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 3)

8. Close the Sync Center window. (see screenshot below step 2)
That's it,
Shawn



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