Initial reminder balloon lifetime

Determines how long the first reminder balloon for a network status change is displayed. Reminder balloons appear when the user’s connection to a network file is lost or reconnected and they are updated periodically. By default the first reminder for an event is displayed for 30 seconds. Then updates appear every 60 minutes and are displayed for 15 seconds. You can use this setting to change the duration of the first reminder. This setting appears in the Computer Configuration and User Configuration folders. If both settings are configured the setting in Computer Configuration takes precedence over the setting in User Configuration.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> NetCache # InitialBalloonTimeoutSeconds

  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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