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Offline Folders: Added Sub-folders are not made off-line

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pom15595, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. pom15595

    pom15595 Flightless Bird

    I am using XP and use offline folders to keep important data on / up to date
    on my laptop.

    I have noticed that if I have a parent folder set to available offline, if I
    add a sub-folder then this sub-folder and its contents are available offline.
    However if someone else adds a sub-folder then this sub-folder (and its
    contents) are not automatically available offline (even though the parent
    folder is and theoretically all subfolders beneath it).

    Has anyone else noticed this problem? Is there a fix?

    As it is I have to periodically look through the folders to see if any new
    subfolders have been added that are not available offline and make them so.

    On this theme, if there is no way to automatically ensure the subfolders are
    available offline, is there a smart way to search for subfolders (within a
    particular parent folder) that are not available offline?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > I am using XP and use offline folders to keep important data on / up to date
    > on my laptop.
    >
    > I have noticed that if I have a parent folder set to available offline, if I
    > add a sub-folder then this sub-folder and its contents are available offline.
    > However if someone else adds a sub-folder then this sub-folder (and its
    > contents) are not automatically available offline (even though the parent
    > folder is and theoretically all subfolders beneath it).
    >
    > Has anyone else noticed this problem? Is there a fix?
    >
    > As it is I have to periodically look through the folders to see if any new
    > subfolders have been added that are not available offline and make them so.
    >
    > On this theme, if there is no way to automatically ensure the subfolders are
    > available offline, is there a smart way to search for subfolders (within a
    > particular parent folder) that are not available offline?
    >
    > Thanks


    1. That's by design:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778661(WS.10).aspx?ppud=4

    Citation:

    "All files and programs that users open from the share will be
    automatically available offline (previously called Automatic Caching for
    Documents and Automatic Caching for Programs). Selecting this option
    makes every file that someone opens from your shared folder available
    offline. However, only those files that have been opened are available
    offline."

    2. Maybe a policy helps:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978601.aspx

    Bernd
     

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