Turned off offline files, but it is not off RRS feed

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  • I have an XP SP3 desktop which had offline files enabled for a network file share from a Windows storage server 2003 R2.  I turned off offline  files (Explorer > Tools > folder options > Offline Files > uncheck 'Enable offline folders' > apply > OK > reboot) on the desktop, but the offline files still seem to be on.  When the user started deleting the folders that were left over from offline sync on the desktop, the corresponding folders on the server were also deleted.  How do I remove this offline folders connection for good so that we can remove the offline copies on the desktop w/out removing the items on the server? Thanks.
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:37 PM

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  • Don't know if it will work, but worth giving a try-

    Disable file sharing on the Windows XP machine (go to Network Connections > network adapter properties)and disconnect the machine from the network > Restart > enable Offline files and restart the system > disable Offline files > re-enable file sharing and connect machine to network > Restart > Re-configure any network file shares.

    Friday, March 16, 2012 6:29 AM