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  1. Need troubleshooting on failed attempt to move the offline file directory Windows\CSC to...


    I rebuilt my system drive onto a SSD because my HDD failed. I had been upgraded to 21H1 before the rebuild, but I decided to download a fresh install media for 21H1 and do a clean install. I decided to keep my offline files on a HDD rather than overuse the SSD, so I moved the CSC directory as per https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/offline-files-in-windows-10/5875ce35-e59f-4294-b96f-0294adceb830 .After following the steps in this post, and after all of the reboots, I go into "Sync Setup" to set up new sync partnerships. I am unable to do so and it sta

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    Michael Faklis, Jul 23, 2021
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    Want to move Offline Files Folder (Windows\CSC)


    Thank you, but one more help, I followed your steps and it works, but now I want to restore the default sync folder and delete the new folder on D, but I couldn't delete the folder, please help Need troubleshooting on failed attempt to move the offline file directory Windows\CSC to... :)
     
  3. Want to move Offline Files Folder (Windows\CSC)


    ....the following works in Windows 10


    Create a folder for your offline file cache. Something like D:\Offline.
    From an elevated command prompt type the following: Takeown /r /f C:\Windows\CSC.
    Open the Sync Center and go to Manage Offline Files.
    Click Disable Offline Files and restart the machine.
    From an elevated command prompt issue the following commands:


    rd /s C:\Windows\CSC
    mklink /J C:\Windows\CSC "D:\Offline"




    Reopen the Manage Offline Files window and Enable Offline Files.


    Restart the machine.
     
    flesheatingbug, Jul 23, 2021
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  4. Need troubleshooting on failed attempt to move the offline file directory Windows\CSC to...

    Offline files in Windows 10

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    I will be glad to help you with the issue you have with the computer. I understand the frustration when things don't work the way it should.

    Please follow the below steps to move offline file cache in Windows 10:

    • Create a folder for your offline file cache. Something like D:\Offline.
    • From an elevated command prompt type the following: Takeown /r /f C:\Windows\CSC.
    • Open the Sync Center and go to Manage Offline Files.
    • Click Disable Offline Files and restart the machine.

    • From an elevated command prompt issue the following commands:

      (or whatever your folder name is, but be sure to use the quotes if you have space(s) in the name).

    • Reopen the Manage Offline Files window and Enable Offline Files.
    • Restart the machine.
    • All files/folders that are made available offline should now be redirected to whichever folder you specified.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please post in case you have any further issues, we will be glad to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Ruth Buruga, Jul 23, 2021
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