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Windows Vista® Inside Out Deluxe Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Staying in Sync with Offline Files

Staying in Sync with Offline Files

The trouble with shared network files and folders is that they’re not always there when you need them. The situation is especially awkward with portable computers, which are designed to be disconnected from wired networks and carried out of range of wireless access points. If you’re working with a group of files on a server at the office, how do you keep working when you no longer have access to the network? The solution—but only if you use Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise editions—is a feature called Offline Files.

When you tell Windows that you want a shared folder to be available for offline use, ...

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