LKBEN11030: Subfolders are not synchronized when folder is made available offline in Windows


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

When folder is made available offline, only files but no subfolders are synchronized

Cause

This behaviour is by default

Solution

If you want to change this windows behaviour, so that a complete hierarchy of folder, files and subfolders is synchronized to offline folders, change the following setting either in a Group- or a Local Policy:

Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Network / Offline Files
--> "Subfolders always available offline" (Enable | Disable)

WATCH OUT:
Enabling this Feature for a large number of users might lead to extensive network traffic and local resources could not suffice some client side caches (CSC) since folder hierarchies can contain unfathomly large amounts of data...

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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