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Old 05-23-2003, 05:38 AM
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Windows XP How to Disable File Synchronization

Hi

Does anyone know how to disable the file synchronization in wxp (pro edition)?

I have a pool laptop that is connected to a domain and around 5 or 6 users will share the machine. We do not want each users network drive to synchronize with the laptop.

The 'make available offline' option under the network drive is greyed out meaning I cannot change the option.

Any ideas gratefully received.

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Old 05-23-2003, 07:25 AM
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Old 05-23-2003, 02:13 PM
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To disable the offline file replication in Windows XP:

Double click on "My Computer"
Click "Tools" -> "Folder Options"
Click on the "Offline Files" tab
Uncheck the "Enable Offline Files" check box
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Old 05-27-2003, 04:46 AM
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Thanks Guys for your replies.

This one did have me baffled for a little while but problems now solved................

I couldn';t work out why the option to enable sync was greyed out. Simple solution.

It is permissions thing.

All I needed to do was log in as local administrator and uncheck the 'enable Offline Files' check box. It would not allow me to do this a a normal domain user.

Double click on "My Computer"
Click "Tools" -> "Folder Options"
Click on the "Offline Files" tab
Uncheck the "Enable Offline Files" check box

Well, hope this helps someone else that may be experiencing the same thing.

Doh!!!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:46 AM
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Cool Is it set in policy?

If the function is set in group policy, it will reset to enanbled again after you log into the network. There may be additional settings you can choose that effectively allow you to keep it from working. You may be able to unselect the server(s) that you synchronize with, etc. You may have to do this each time you log into the network depending on policy settings on your network.

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Old 07-10-2009, 03:01 AM
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Thumbs up This has helped me very much!

@poppet:

Hi poppet, I just registered here to say Thank You.
The 'specialist' of the company I work for had not been able to resolve the problem for me. But the advice given here has!

I work in an office where several people use the same pc, and since I put my data on a network server and put shortcuts to that location on the desktop of this pc, the 'problem' began (whether it makes sense for that to be the reason or not, I don't know, but it's what happened), and every time I logged out so someone else could log in, the system did a 1-2 minute long synchronization ... I asked the system administrator here to do something about it, but all he said was, 2 minutes seem acceptable ...

Well. Now I did what was advised on this page here, and it solved the problem! THANKS awfully!

Carol
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:49 AM
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hi poppet i have copied somthing frm net then i shortcutpaste it on ma desktop.when i do this ma all desktop items have been highlighted n now its not removing plz help n how can i login as local adminstration solved.............
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