How to Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows


Offline Files is a feature of Sync Center that makes network files available to a user, even if the network connection to the server is unavailable.

Users can use offline files (if enabled) to make their network files always available offline to keep a copy of the files stored on the network on your computer. This allows users to work with them even when they are not connected to the network or a server is unavailable. The next time the user connects to the network or the server is available, their offline files on your computer will automatically sync to the network files on the server to update.

Users can also create custom sync schedules for their Offline Files sync partnerships to begin at a scheduled time they want or for when an event occurs. User can view, edit, or delete their existing Offline Files sync schedules at anytime.

Users will also be able to manually sync their offline files to update them as needed at anytime while connected to the network server.

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This tutorial will show you how to manually sync all or selected Offline Files for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

In Windows 7, the offline files feature is only available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

In Windows 8, the offline files feature is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions.

In Windows 10, the offline files feature is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.



 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Automatically Sync Offline Files with Custom Sync Schedules
  • Option Two: Manually Sync All Offline Files from Sync Center Icon on Taskbar Notification Area
  • Option Three: Manually Sync All Offline Files from Sync Center
  • Option Four: Manually Sync Selected Offline Files from Sync Center
  • Option Five: Manually Sync Selected Offline Files Directly from Offline Files





Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows OPTION ONE Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows
Automatically Sync Offline Files with Custom Sync Schedules






Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows OPTION TWO Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows
Manually Sync All Offline Files from Sync Center Icon on Taskbar Notification Area

1. Right click or press and hold on the Sync Center icon in the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Sync All. (see screenshot below)

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2. The Sync Center icon will indicate when the sync has completed. (see screenshot below)

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Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows OPTION THREE Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows
Manually Sync All Offline Files from Sync Center

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Sync Center icon.

2. Click/tap on the Select All button on the toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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3. You will now see the sync progress and status of each of your Offline Files sync partnerships until completed. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close the Sync Center if you like.






Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows OPTION FOUR Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows
Manually Sync Selected Offline Files from Sync Center

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Sync Center icon.

2. Click/tap on an Offline Files folder you want to sync selected offline files from. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select one or more Offline Files sync partnership you want to sync, and click/tap on the Sync button on the toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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4. You will now see the sync progress and status of each of your selected Offline Files sync partnerships until completed. (see screenshot below)

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5. You can now close the Sync Center if you like.






Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows OPTION FIVE Manually Sync Offline Files in Windows
Manually Sync Selected Offline Files Directly from Offline Files

1. In File Explorer (Win+E), browse to your offline files that you want to sync. (see screenshot below)

2. Select the offline files you want to manually sync.

3. Right click or press and hold on these selected offline files, click/tap on Sync, and click/tap on Sync selected offline files.

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That's it,
Shawn