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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Working with Offline Files

Offline Files is a feature of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate Edition operating systems that allows users to access files stored in shared folders on network file servers even when those shared folders are unavailable, such as when a network problem occurs or when a file server is offline. The Offline Files feature has been around since Windows 2000 and provides several advantages for corporate networks:

  • Users can continue working with files stored on network shares even when those file servers become unavailable because of network interruption or some other problem.

  • Users in branch offices can continue working with files stored on file servers at corporate headquarters when the WAN link between the branch ...

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