Windows 7 Offline Files Disconnected


  • Hi all, we have just started to try out Windows 7, going pretty well but I am having a small issue with Offline files.  We direct users' home folders to a share on our Win 2003 fileserver, everything seems to run fine when connected to the network and files and folders are available when disconnected too.

    the problem is that when a laptop reconnects to the network, within the Sync Center its still showing as disconnected, randomly it will change to show the last sync'd time but rarely.  you would think when the laptop reconnects to the network it would pick this up and show in the Sync Center. 

    any ideas whats going on here?  if its showing as disconneted, things like mapped drives are also disconnected


    Friday, October 02, 2009 8:34 AM

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  • did you ever find a resloution to your problem?  I am having the same issue.


    Sunday, February 07, 2010 12:36 AM
  • Well MS advised me to exclude the folder c:\windows\CSC from our Antivirus scanning and now the issue doesn't happen anymore.  What AV do you use??
    Sunday, February 07, 2010 12:31 PM
  • I'm getting this issue as well, but what is making it most infuriating is that if I reboot my laptop (in an attempt to force it to reconnect), I lose my sync partnership as well as the ability to *add* any new partnerships. (another weird symptom is that upon reboot, launching Sync Center just shows a white explorer window for 3-4 minutes before it paints itself) . Rebooting (again) seems to restore the partnership, but that's another reboot plus another 3-4 minutes for the window to just paint itself

    What makes this worse is that this tends to happen in the morning when I'm in a rush to just sync my files and go to work. (and the CSC exclusion didn't help in my case)  This is one of those Vista-flakiness parts of the OS that still seems to be a mess.

    Wednesday, June 02, 2010 9:10 AM