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Offline files & windows XP

By bossy22 ·
I am currently trying to set up offline files for my dell inspiron laptop. I would like to sync info between my laptop and my main pc, keeping all files updated and the same. I have heard that you need a server for this to work. Is this true ? If not does anyone know of a walk through for this set-up ?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Offline files & windows ...

No you don`t need a server (thats for the Offline files function). You should use the 'Briefcase' function To create one, right click on Desktop, select New, Briefcase, store any documents on that folder and then you can sync it with the Briefcase on the PC/Laptop.

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by bossy22 In reply to Offline files & windows ...

I will give that a shot, thank you

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by Choppit In reply to Offline files & windows ...

You don't need a server, the only requirement is that remote system must support SMB shares (i.e. Windows or any platform that supports Samba).

Setup is easy;

1) Create a network share with appropriate permissions on your remote system.

2) Connect to the share from your laptop (I'd recommend creating a drive mapping for simplicity)

3) Right click on the share or mapped drive and select 'make available offline'

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by Choppit In reply to

Just a note to add that by default certain types of file cannot be synchronised .pst .ost .mdb along with a whole list of other database extensions.

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