Offline Files in Windows® 7
Get to know more about offline files in Windows 7
Windows 7 Offline Files feature allows you to keep on your system, copies of files normally stored on the network. When you select any of the files or folder offline, then Windows makes a copy of that file in the system. When you reconnect to that network folder, Windows syncs the files with those in the network folder. You could also sync them manually at any time. Then you could work with them even when your system is not connected to the network, or the file server is down or otherwise unavailable. When next you connect, Windows 7 would automatically synchronize your offline files with the original files in the network folder. If you make changes to the files when you are offline, Windows automatically syncs any changes you made to the files the next time you connect to that network folder. If any other person makes changes to the file, Windows syncs those changes with the offline file on your computer the next time you connect to that network folder.
Following are some of the tips to use offline files in Windows 7:
- To Start Offline Files
- To Enable Offline Files
- To Disable Offline Files
To Start Offline Files
You could enable the offline files in Windows 7. You could either use the normal way or by using the command prompt method. By using the command prompt method, you need to use one command in the search box. You need to type "sc start CscServicecommand" in the command prompt. The net start CscServicecommand also can be used to start the offline services.
To Enable Offline Files
After starting the offline files, you need to use command "sc config CscService start= auto" to enable the offline services in Windows 7. If offline files are disabled, and if you want to start the service first thing you need to do is change the start type to enabled or manual and then start the service. After this you could type the "sc config CscService start=" manual command in the box. After this start offline files service with "net start CscService" or "sc start CscService" commands.
To disable the offline files in Windows 7, you need to Open Service Management Console by running Services.msc from Run command and then search through the list of services displayed to view offline files service. After this you need to right click on 'offline files' service entry and click on 'Properties'. Then select startup type as 'Disabled' and then Click 'OK' and close the window.