Offline Files


The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.

The Offline Files cache is useful when using a laptop, which is not always connected to the file server. Select a file or folder in the Windows Explorer and in the right-click menu select Always Available Offline (Previously named “Make Available Offline”) and it will be cached in the Client Side Caching (CSC) folder located here:


More Info MS Technet: What’s New in Offline Files for Windows Vista

  • Disabled if not synchronizing files between computers.
Default State:
  • Win8: Automatic (Trigger Start)
  • Win7/Vista: Automatic
Proces name:
  • none