Windows 10: Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows

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  1. Sandi1987 Win User

    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows


    How to: Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows

    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 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.

    See also:
    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

    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] 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 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.





    OPTION TWO [/i] 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)
    explorer shell:::{AFDB1F70-2A4C-11d2-9039-00C04F8EEB3E}


    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

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

    *note You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    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)

    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    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


    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

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

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

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

    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    9. You can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Sandi1987, Aug 14, 2016
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  2. Flava0ne Win User

    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    I've created a Batch file which calls on the following VB Script to be able to create a shortcut to my desktop:

    VB Script (named createLink.vbs):
    Code: set objWSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") set objFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") ' command line arguments ' TODO: error checking sShortcut = objWSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(WScript.Arguments.Item(0)) sTargetPath = objWSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(WScript.Arguments.Item(1)) sWorkingDirectory = objFso.GetAbsolutePathName(sShortcut) set objSC = objWSHShell.CreateShortcut(sShortcut) objSC.TargetPath = sTargetPath objSC.WorkingDirectory = sWorkingDirectory objSC.Save[/quote] Batch File Example (for Windows Notepad):
    Code: @echo off cscript createLink.vbs "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Notepad.lnk" "C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe"[/quote] But after creating the shortcut using this method, I'm not able to assign a custom icon for the shortcut. I get the following error message when trying to do so:


    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows Error503.jpg


    Any help and ideas on what I need to put into the VB Script and/or Batch File to be able to do this would be greatly appreciated! *Big Grin Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows :D

    Also, I know that I can simply do this by going to Start Menu\All Programs\Accessories\ right-clicking on Notepad and selecting Send to\Desktop (create shortcut). Easy enough for creating a single shortcut. But I need to create several multiple shortcuts and using this Batch/VBS method would really save me a lot of time in doing so.
     
    Flava0ne, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Flava0ne Win User
    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    Tried both of the VB Scripts that you provided and adding the 9 switch to the batch file but neither was able to create a shortcut to my desktop.
     
    Flava0ne, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Flava0ne Win User

    Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows

    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    So basically my Batch File will now look like this:

    Code: @echo off CreateShortcut.exe "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Notepad.lnk" "C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe"[/quote] Thanks man! *Big Grin Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows :D This does exactly what I want done and I'm able to customize the icon for the shortcut without problems. But I'm not quite sure how to use the [icon file] portion you mentioned that it supports. I tried the following Batch File:

    Code: @echo off CreateShortcut.exe "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Notepad.lnk" "C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe" "C:\Users\Administrator\Pictures\Notepad.ico"[/quote] It created the shortcut but didn't change the icon.
     
    Flava0ne, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. Flava0ne Win User
    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    How would the VB script look like with that line you mentioned added into it? I didn't create this VB Script and I'm not very familiar with using it. I'm more familiar with using Batch Command Files. I've created my very own custom icons for practically every program on my system. I usually use Restorator 2007 to edit the icons themselves in the EXE files for the programs but there are some program's that apparently won't work if doing this. So for the one's that won't work with that method, I place the icon(s) in the Pictures folder and then make it hidden after assigning it to the shortcut.
     
    Flava0ne, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. creating new folder problem in windows 10 creator

    Hi Gudiya,

    The problem you've encountered in creating a folder could be caused by software or program conflict as the issue appeared a few days after installing the Windows 10 Creators update. For us to know if this only occurs when creating a new folder from the desktop,
    we suggest that you try creating a new folder using a keyboard shortcut or from File Explorer. Please refer to the steps below:

    Creating a new folder using a keyboard shortcut.

    • Click on the desktop.
    • Press CTRL + SHIFT + N.
    • A new folder should be created.

    Creating a new folder from File Explorer.

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Hover your mouse on the location where you want to create a new folder.
    • Right-click it, go to New > Folder.

    In case the problem persists, then we suggest that you go ahead and perform a clean boot. Doing so will start your computer using minimal drivers to help us determine what conflict is causing the problem. Check out
    How to perform a clean boot in Windows for the detailed steps.

    Let us know the result so we can further assist you.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Oct 27, 2019
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