A bunch of cunts, mostly in the Australian sense. Except that one guy.

Remove "Offline Files" when the server is no longer available?

I used to have my "My Documents" folder on a server named "mark". So I mapped a drive to that volume from my laptop and set it to "Make available offline" so that I'd have my documents with me when I go to say, BORDERS.

Well now the server is no longer named 'mark', it's named 'desktop'. I deleted the '\\mark\my documents' folder in explorer and mapped the new '\\desktop\my documents' folder and made it available offline.

However, Windows keeps trying to synchronize '\\mark\my documents\' even though it no longer exists, and I can't uncheck 'make available offline' for that folder because it no longer exists (not displayed in explorer, only shows up in the "Offline Files" dialogue, which won't allow me to remove it).

Anybody ever have this problem? WTF?
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
Yes, I think I had to go fix the domain security policy, switching off redirection for My Documents and then switching it back on again. This wasn't so bad there's only a few users on the domain, most likely be worse for you, even if you could convince them to do it.

Alternatively, bring up some machine as that old name and then move it.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 10th, 2006
Oh, if its an individual user redirecting My Documents then either bring up the old name or hack the registry. Check the tree at Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Don't blame me if it all goes tits up though.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 10th, 2006
This happened to me - but I managed to cure it by opening Windows Explorer, Tools menu, Synchronise, and then un-ticking the old share name.

YMMV, of course, and apologies if you've already tried this...
Permalink Drew 
January 10th, 2006
Drew -

Thanks. Yeah I've tried that and it keeps resurfacing. I don't get it.

Philo
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 10th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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