Delete and Disable Offline Files – Windows 7 Sync Center


To discontinue a Sync Partnership in Sync Center:

Open the Sync Center
All Programs / Control Panel / Sync Center

Select Manage offline files

From the General Tab, click on View your offline files.

An explorer window opens
Double-click on Computers

You should see the computer you are syncing files with.
Right-click on the computer icon and choose Delete offline copy

The local copy of your files are deleted
The network copy of your files should not be affected.

After the offline copy of your files are deleted you should be back at the Offline Files> Computers’ window.
Close Window
From the Offline Files Window, Click on Disable offline files

Immedietaly restart the computer to ensure the Offline Folders are gone and disabled
Select OK

Links:
Windows 7
Understanding offline files
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Understanding-offline-files

Configuring New Offline Files Features for Windows 7 Computers Step-by-Step Guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff633429(WS.10).aspx

File Sharing and Offline Files Enhancements
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd637828(WS.10).aspx

Windows Vista
Understanding offline files
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Understanding-offline-files

Changes to Offline Files in Windows Vista
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.11.offline.aspx

What’s New in Offline Files for Windows Vista
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749449(WS.10).aspx

Working with network files when you are offline
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Working-with-network-files-when-you-are-offline

Delete Temporary Files Used By Offline Files
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Sync-Center-recommended-links

Windows XP
How to use offline files in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307853

Use Offline Files When You’re off the Network
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/learnmore/offlinefiles.mspx

How To Configure Offline Files to Synchronize When a Particular Network Connection Becomes Active
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312171

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Additional Resources
Windows 7 Offline Files
http://www.windows7update.com/Windows7-Offline-Files.html

Use Windows Vista’s Offline Files to Access Documents Offline
http://lifehacker.com/5229808/use-windows-vistas-offline-files-to-access-documents-offline

How to relocate the Offline Files folder in Windows 2000/XP ?
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/cachemov.htm

Disable Offline Files
http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-7/disable-offline-files/

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