Allow or Disallow use of the Offline Files feature

This policy setting determines whether the Offline Files feature is enabled. Offline Files saves a copy of network files on the user’s computer for use when the computer is not connected to the network. If you enable this policy setting Offline Files is enabled and users cannot disable it. If you disable this policy setting Offline Files is disabled and users cannot enable it. If you do not configure this policy setting Offline Files is enabled on Windows client computers and disabled on computers running Windows Server unless changed by the user. Note: Changes to this policy setting do not take effect until the affected computer is restarted.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> NetCache # Enabled

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> Offline Files


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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