How to Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows


Offline Files is a feature of Sync Center that makes network files available to a user, even if the network connection to the server is unavailable.

Users can use offline files (if enabled) to make their network files always available offline to keep a copy of the files stored on the network on your computer. This allows users to work with them even when they are not connected to the network or a server is unavailable. The next time the user connects to the network or the server is available, their offline files on your computer will automatically sync to the network files on the server to update.

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This tutorial will show you how to download or create an Offline Files Folder shortcut to view offline files for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Download an Offline Files Folder Shortcut
  • Option Two: To Manually Create an Offline Files Folder Shortcut


EXAMPLE: Offline Files Folder
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Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows OPTION ONE Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows
To Download an Offline Files Folder Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

Offline_Files_Folder_shortcut.zip

download

2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file..

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

5. You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows OPTION TWO Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows
To Manually Create an Offline Files Folder Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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3. Type Offline Files Folder for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Offline Files Folder shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, and click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

%SystemRoot%\System32\cscui.dll

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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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9. You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


That's it,
Shawn