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November 30th, 2009

Windows 7, network mapping problems.

Posted by Treg in Tech

So, you’re (very) satisfied with your new Windows 7 installation, but there they are, the first irritating problems. 😛

Sometimes, I’m working remotely with a VPN connection to the office. But since I’m using Windows 7, network mappings are acting very weird. They seem to be connected when I’m on a remote location without entering credentials, having the label “CSC-Cache”. I deleted, added, renamed, readded,… the network locations (also with “net use”), but in the explorer window, nothing good happened. Browsing the net learned me that Windows 7 standard uses “offline files”. Disabling this setting (finally) solved the problem. This is how you do it:

  1. Go to the “Control Panel”.
  2. In the “Search Control Panel” field, enter “offline” and click on search.
  3. The “Sync Center” will appear.
  4. Click on “Manage offline files” and click on “Disable offline files”.
  5. That’s it!

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