Windows 10: How do I enable Offline Files in Win 10 Home without upgrading to Pro?


  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home (April 2018 Update)
       05 Nov 2017 #1

    How do I enable Offline Files in Win 10 Home without upgrading to Pro?


    Does anyone know how to enable Offline Files in Windows 10 Home? I can't afford to upgrade to Pro, and I was wondering if there was a Registry hack (like there is for Group Policy), file tweak/download, or something else that could enable it without upgrading, because I want to use that feature, and it's bothering me that it's not working. There are at least 2 pages that I want to keep an offline copy of, because the sites they're on aren't online 24/7, and I want to have them on demand.
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  2. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home (April 2018 Update)
    Thread Starter
       25 Nov 2017 #2

    Anyone? I want to be able to save my pages offline.
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  3.    25 Nov 2017 #3

    You cant do it Just use a browser "save page as"
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  4. Posts : 7,057
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       25 Nov 2017 #4

    Stargate38 said: View Post
    There are at least 2 pages that I want to keep an offline copy of, because the sites they're on aren't online 24/7, and I want to have them on demand.
    Are you taking about web pages and web sites that aren't available 24/7? If so, you can save a local copy of a web page using Internet Explorer.

    Edge cannot save web pages. Open the web page you want in IE (if you are on the page in Edge you can do this by clicking the 'three dots' menu and select 'Open with Internet Explorer'). Press Ctrl+S to get the 'Save as...' dialog.

    Choose 'Save as type: Web page complete (*.htm, *.html)' to save the page as a html file and an associated folder with the files, images etc. it uses. This file can be opened in any browser. The file and it's folder are linked, deleting either one will delete both. Other browsers such as Firefox can also save as a 'web page complete'.

    Or choose 'Web archive, single file (*.mht)' to save as a single file, but this format can only be saved by or opened by Internet Explorer.

    If that wasn't what you were asking, please say in more detail what it is you want to do.
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  5. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home (April 2018 Update)
    Thread Starter
       02 Dec 2017 #5

    I want to enable the "Offline Files" feature, but when I click "Manage Offline Files" under Sync Center, nothing happens. PLEASE tell me how to enable it without upgrading to Pro. There MUST be a way to do it, even if I have to use Registry hacks (I'm very careful with the Registry, and I know how to change/add/remove Group Policy entries without messing up Win10). I'm not giving up until I find a way to enable it without upgrading. I'm sure there's a way to do it.
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  6. Posts : 7,057
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       02 Dec 2017 #6

    Stargate38 said: View Post
    I want to enable the "Offline Files" feature, but when I click "Manage Offline Files" under Sync Center, nothing happens. PLEASE tell me how to enable it without upgrading to Pro..
    Me too, and I also have Home. Apparently a lot of others share your frustration.

    A Microsoft representative has said that..
    Karthicka_R said:
    This feature is available with all editions of Windows 10...
    ...but several others in that thread had the same "click "Manage Offline Files" under Sync Center, nothing happens" problem as you. The suggestion form another Microsoft representative was to...
    Ruz San said:
    Try to re-register cscsvc.dll on your computer using the Command Prompt. Follow the steps below:

    1. Right-click on the Windows icon on your home screen.
    2. Select Command Prompt (Admin).
    3. Click Yes if you get a prompt.
    4. Type regsvr32 /u cscsvc.dll.
    5. Press Enter.
    6. Type regsvr32 /i cscsvc.dll.
    7. Press Enter.
    8. Exit Command Prompt.

    Let us know if this helps.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...1-841e46a70799

    But apparently no one had a cscsvc.dll on their machine...

    Edit: ...neither do I on my W10 Home machine - I do have a cscsvc.dll on my Pro machine though (and I can enable and use offline folders on that). Looks like Karthicka_R got it wrong and this is only for Pro.
    Last edited by Bree; 02 Dec 2017 at 21:26.
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