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Customizing Offline Storage Location

By David Ramos ·
Hello,

I just recently purchased an additional modular hard drive for my laptop. I intend to use this 18 GB hard disk mainly for storage. One of the main purposes is to store all offline files on this disk. I went to folder options to change this setting, only to notice that there is no obvious way to change where on your hard disk(s) offline files are stored.

Right now, when I choose to make a folder available offline, it automatically copies the files to a location on my main hard drive. How can I make it store these files on my new hard drive?

Thank you very much,

-David Ramos-
david@eramos.com

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Customizing Offline Stora ...

You are looking at the CSC (Client Side Cache) of the files:

Registry edit:
Modify this if you wish:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToBackup
-do the location of the ClientSideCache.

And this is where the key would be for a directory location, best I can figure. I can't find out key name/value, though. Strange.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CSCSettings

Add Key:

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Customizing Offline Stora ...

There's a tool in theW2K Server Resource Kit called CACHEMOV.EXE. It will relocate the offline folders/files cache placed by default in \winnt\csc.

I'll try it and post the Registry hack.

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Customizing Offline Stora ...

Single HD; it won't run a relocate for me. Could you post the registry hack before closing the question? Thanks!

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by David Ramos In reply to Customizing Offline Stora ...

Thank you sooo much! I don't know exactly where in the registry your cachemov.exe utility changed a key value, but it works now! This will be soo useful for me!

Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy your 1000 points.

-David Ramos-
david@eramos.com

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Customizing Offline Stora ...

Running CACHEMOV.EXE did not update the registry, interestingly enough.

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by David Ramos In reply to Customizing Offline Stora ...

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