Turn off reminder balloons

Hides or displays reminder balloons and prevents users from changing the setting. Reminder balloons appear above the Offline Files icon in the notification area to notify users when they have lost the connection to a networked file and are working on a local copy of the file. Users can then decide how to proceed. If you enable this setting the system hides the reminder balloons and prevents users from displaying them. If you disable the setting the system displays the reminder balloons and prevents users from hiding them. If this setting is not configured reminder balloons are displayed by default when you enable offline files but users can change the setting. To prevent users from changing the setting while a setting is in effect the system disables the “Enable reminders” option on the Offline Files tabThis 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. Tip: To display or hide reminder balloons without establishing a setting in Windows Explorer on the Tools menu click Folder Options and then click the Offline Files tab. This setting corresponds to the “Enable reminders” check box.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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