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Change the Offline Files Synchronization Method (Windows 2000/XP)

This tweak determines whether the system performs a full or quick synchronization of offline files when the user logs off, and prevents users, including administrators, from changing the setting.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "SyncAtLogoff" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|SyncAtLogoffREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetCache]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetCache]
Value Name: SyncAtLogoff
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 0 = quick synchronization (default), 1 = full synchronization

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: August 13, 2003