I'd like to change my Client Side Cache location to my Documents folder, so that when I save a file to that folder it will be backed up via offline files.
Is there any reason why this is not possible, because I've been unsuccessful thus far.
I've followed the instruction from Manni_uk's post on this link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/17783c3f-bce9-4fda-9544-818786884a91/
According to his instructions this is what I've done:
1) reset the content of the old cache by adding the following command in a batch file and running it (of course you can add the parameter in the registry manually, but it's quite handy to have the batch ready whenever you need to reset the cache):
REG ADD "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameters" /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
2) Reboot, the added key will be detected, all the content of the cache will be deleted, as well as the key itself (it only resets once)
3) Add the following registry key in the same HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameters section of the registry:
Type: REG SZ (string)
Value: the new location in NT format, ie \??\d:\csc if you want to create the new cache in d:\csc.
I entered \\??\C:\Users\UserID\Documents and rebooted. I then enabled offline files, rebooted and got the blue memory dump screen. I ended up having to restore from a System restore to get back to normal.
Are there different steps that I should take, or can I just not set the CSC location as Documents?
Please see the below KB to change the cache location.
937475 How to change the location of the CSC folder by configuring the CacheLocation registry value in Windows Vista
Here are some other solutions you can try based on if this is a personal or enterprise requirement.
Folder Redirection Overview
To redirect my documents on a per user basic you can do this: Go to the properties of my documents -> location tab -> define a new network location to redirect to, if necessary make that network folder available offline
Windows Live Mesh: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mesh?os=other
Sumesh P - Microsoft Online Community Support
- Proposed as answer by Sumesh PModerator Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:29 PM