Windows 10: work offline / work online button with network location

  1.    28 Jan 2016 #1

    work offline / work online button with network location


    I have a network drive, which I set up to save a copy of a folder for offline use using the instructions here:
    Working with network files when you are offline - Windows Help


    I am not able to find any option for setting the drive to work online or work offline. I did manage to set it up to work offline yesterday, but forgot how. Now, I cannot find any work online or work offline button. Is it in a different place in 10?
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  2.    30 Jan 2016 #2

    Reading the net, it appears that this is a pretty buggy implementation of working with network files offline. I was able to effectively use the offline files feature on another win10 machine. When I unplugged the ethernet cable, I could work with the offline files, and then when I plugged it back in, the computer went online and I synced the files. Back on the original machine, I turned off the 'enable offline files' option, rebooted, turned on the 'enable offline files' button, and rebooted. After this, the machine was still working offline. It said that the user had chosen to work offline (which was true at an earlier point). But there is no option anywhere to work online.

    I followed the instructions to reinitialize the offline files cache as described here: How To Reinitialize The Offline Cache in Windows 7
    . I found it elsewhere, and the general instructions are repeated on the internet in various places. This enabled the laptop to use the cached files online again. However, I still cannot manually get into and out of the 'work offline' mode. If anybody has any ideas, I would be grateful. If there is a registry value that would put things into and out of the 'work offline' mode, I could at least write a batch file to do this.
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  3.    24 Jan 2017 #3

    Just wanted to bring this up. Still relevant in my case. Windows 10 sometimes doesn't go into online mode after I connect VPN. Sometimes I log off, and log back in via VPN connect button on the bottom right of the login screen. Most of the time it works. But not always.
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