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7th May 2010, 11:21 AM #1
Offline files read only when opened offline
It appears that files are being cached for offline access however trying to open one in work for instance gives a message that it is open by another user and then gives you the options of opening a read only copy, merging it later and another option which I forget.
Has anyone seen this behaviour before?
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4th November 2011, 12:06 PM #2
This is bugging me now as I cannot get offline files to work with Win 7.
This is the situation I currently have.
Newly installed laptop.
Users documents all show the status of "always available" and appear to be synced.
When offline if I try to open an existing document I can only do so as a read only copy, the document does however open.
If I launch word and create a new document I can save this to the users my documents and then I can subsequently open this normally both online and offline.
I've reset the cache database and checked that the files are not encrypted which they are not.
4th November 2011, 12:54 PM #3
Any difference when you force the sync?
Administratively assigned offline files or user-configured?
Are you syncing \\server\share\user or \\server\share\user\Documents ?
What happens if you sync a newly created test user? (if you're not already doing that?)
Administratively-assigned offline start menu - works without issue.
Administratively-assigned offline Desktop - works without issue.
Administratively-assigned brand-spanking-new userdir - works without issue.
Administratively-assigned existing userdir - works after fiddling with permissions on the userdir.
User-configured offline userdir - may have issues, but that may be my users not letting it sync correctly.
4th November 2011, 01:17 PM #4
Forcing sync makes no difference.
Are you setting that in:
Administratively-assigned existing userdir -
computer config - policies - administrative templates - network - offline files
Administratively assigned offline files?
4th November 2011, 01:58 PM #5
User Config, but same path.
User Config > Policies > Administrative Templates > Offline Files > Administratively assigned offline files.
They're configured as UNC paths using the %username% variable.
Then redirect Documents / My Documents as you would normally.
4th November 2011, 02:26 PM #6
Set that to %homeshare% same result allthough it doesn't explain why I can create new files offline without a problem, will have to compare file information.
4th November 2011, 03:21 PM #7
Ok I've compared the two files and the only difference is that the file that I created whilst offline that allows me to open it properly online and offline is a docx file created in Word 2010 and the other file would be a .doc created in Office 2003.
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