How to Create Offline Files Windows XP

1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.

2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.

3. Click the Offline Files tab.

4. Select the Enable Offline Files check box, and then click OK.

Make files or folders available offline

To make shared network files or folders available when you are offline:

  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. Click My Network Places.
  3. Double-click the network place that contains the folder or file that you want to make available offline.
  4. Right-click the file or folder that you want, and then click Make Available Offline. The Offline Files Wizard starts. Click Next to continue.
  5. Select the automatically synchronize the Offline Files when I log on and log off my computer check box, and then click Next.
  6. Select the Create a shortcut to the Offline Files folder on my desktop check box, and then click Finish. The files are copied to your computer, and a “Shortcut to Offline Files” folder is displayed on the desktop.

Making files or folders unavailable offline

To stop using a shared network file or folder when you are offline, right-click the offline file, and then click the Make Available Offline command to remove the check. The file or folder is removed from the Offline Files folder.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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