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Windows® Internals, Sixth Edition, Part 1 by David A. Solomon Mark E. Russinovich and Alex Ionescu

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Offline Files

Offline Files (also known internally as client-side caching, or CSC) transparently caches files from a remote system (a file server) on the local machine to make the files available when the local machine is not connected to the network. Offline Files caches files for remote files accessed over the SMB protocol. Files can be cached by users by simply right-clicking on a remote file, folder, or drive and selecting Always Available Offline, thus pinning the selected files to the cache. Cached items can be viewed in the Sync Center control panel. Caching also can be specified administratively using Group Policy.

There is a single Offline Files cache on the system, which is shared by all users of the system. All cached files are stored ...

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