Changing Location of Offline Files folder



Justin
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Hello everyone,

I am curious whether or not it is possible to change WHERE the Offline
Folder and associated files are stored on the hard drive.

I synchronize my laptop (TabletPC) with our servers at work - the size of
the servers are rather large (10 gigs). I have 2 partitions on my hard drive
and would like to synchronize the offline files to another partition - not
the system partition.

Is this possible? If so, how?

Thanks for all the help!!!
Justin

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Justin wrote:

> I am curious whether or not it is possible to change WHERE the
> Offline Folder and associated files are stored on the hard drive.
>
> I synchronize my laptop (TabletPC) with our servers at work - the
> size of the servers are rather large (10 gigs). I have 2
> partitions on my hard drive and would like to synchronize the
> offline files to another partition - not the system partition.
>
> Is this possible? If so, how?
Hi,

A previous post about this:


From: Ryan Winland
Subject: Re: Changing offline files folder location on WinXP Pro
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely
Date: 2002-05-27 15:01:59 PST

<quote>
Hello:

The Resource Kit is not required to relocate the Client Side Cache folder.

If your Windows 2000 (or XP) partition is NTFS, try something like this:

1) Boot into Safe Mode and delete the contents of the CSC folder.

2) While still in Safe Mode, create a reparse point (junction) in the
%SystemRoot%\CSC folder and point it toward another partition or a folder
in another partition. Use the Logical Disk Manager (Computer
Management\Storage\Disk Management) to mount a partition or SysInternals
Junction
(http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/misc.shtml#junction) to
mount a folder.

This works in Windows 2000, and should in Windows XP (I haven't tested it,
however).

Hope this helps.
Ryan Winland
</quote>


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Changing Location of Offline Files folder