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On Vista systems, I've been using
these instructions to relocate the "Offline Files Cache" from its default location of
c:\csc. Works great.
However, these instructions do not work on Windows 7. There is small discussion about the issue going on on
TechNet but nobody yet has a solution.
The problem is that the Migration Wizard has changed in Windows 7 and no longer provides a mechanism for doing this.
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Aug 8, 2009 at 2:43
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I've found the following to work well. I would advise to create a restore point prior to doing the following.
Create a folder for your offline file cache. Something like
From an elevated command prompt type the following:
Takeown /r /f C:\Windows\CSC.
Open the Sync Center and go to Manage Offline Files.
Click Disable Offline Files and restart the machine.
From an elevated command prompt issue the following commands:
rd /s C:\Windows\CSC
mklink /J C:\Windows\CSC "D:\Offline"
(or whatever your folder name is, but be sure to use the quotes if you have space(s) in the name).
Reopen the Manage Offline Files window and Enable Offline Files.
Restart the machine.
All files/folders that are made available offline should now be redirected to whichever folder you specified.
Dec 17, 2009 at 19:49
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This is from another Technet Social post:
When you make a network folder
available offline, copies of all the
files in that folder will be stored on
your computer's hard disk.
Windows 7 also, includes an expanded
ability to do fast remote queries of
file shares, including on Windows
Vista®, Windows Server® 2008, Windows®
XP with Windows Search 4.0 installed,
and earlier versions.
Client Side Caching as well as the
Offline File service have some
fundamental differences in Windows 7,
but, the dynamics of this process seem
to be the same. I'm not sure what
instructions you used to move the
cache file from Vista but depending on
the process, you may be able to use a
similar function when utilizing
offline folders in Windows 7.
Could you check if
this knowledge base article is different from what you used before?
Aug 8, 2009 at 8:38
Ivo Flipse Ivo Flipse
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It's even more simple than that in Windows 7
Just open Sync center >> on left chose " Manage offline files
In new window Offline files on first tab just use option View your files
It will open a new window with offline files content.
From there you can just do a copy-paste to any folder on desktop or physical drivers.
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