Category: Laptops Especially

Info Concerning Offline Files
article #192, updated 3345 days ago

Lots of info concerning offline files, here:

http://offlinefiles.blogspot.com

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Prevent Touchpad Interference on Laptops
article #189, updated 3358 days ago

This little bit of shareware can be very helpful for some laptop users:

http://www.wctc.net/~jodeand3/tygi.html

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Exceptions for Offline Files
article #186, updated 3358 days ago

To prevent problematical files from being cached, go here in group policy:

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Offline Files

and set up the entry “Files Not Cached”.

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Windows 7 offline files causing reboots!
article #156, updated 3456 days ago

Recently, a Windows 7 PC was experiencing reboots right in the middle, no warning, no errors.  A large CAD package with its own built-in Explorer analogue was kept running all the time.  I finally turned off Offline Files on the PC:  under 7, it turns out that offline files is default turned on for everyone, and every five minutes it checks to see if the network has become slow.  Apparently this detection is faulty, and not only is it faulty, but it can conflict with a file explorer subsystem badly enough to cause a system reboot!

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