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Re-initialize Windows Offline File Cache

Problem:

The offline file cache or Client-Side Caching is different from the actual file in the file server. When you look at the property for the offline mapped drive, the file system shown as CSC-CACHE. The problem is some of the the offline mapped drive/folder work but only certain folder not working.

Solution:

We have to clean up or re-initialize the local cache file so that the offline folder/drive will be re-sync from the server. All the local cached files will be deleted. Here is the command:

Re-initialize Windows Offline File Cache

Problem:

The offline file cache or Client-Side Caching is different from the actual file in the file server. When you look at the property for the offline mapped drive, the file system shown as CSC-CACHE. The problem is some of the the offline mapped drive/folder work but only certain folder not working.

Solution:

We have to clean up or re-initialize the local cache file so that the offline folder/drive will be re-sync from the server. All the local cached files will be deleted. Here is the command:

Platform Command
Windows XP REG ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache” /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
Windows Vista/7 REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameters” /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Reference:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230738

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942974