Windows - Disable the offline file support

December 2016



To prevent Windows 7 to perform maintenance on the Offline Files cache:

Under Windows 7

  • Click on Start > Run > Type "services.msc"
  • The "Services" window will open, look for the following entry:
  • "Offline Files".
  • Set its Startup type as "Disabled".
  • Click on Ok to validate

Under Windows 8

  • Press the Windows key + W to access the search tool.
  • Go to Settings and type "Manage Offline Files".
  • In the dialog that open, simply enable or disable "Offline files".

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