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2004-12-20, 01:20 #1
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Using Offline Files & Folders (XP Pro SP2)
Does anyone else have tremendous pain trying to efficiently use offline files or folders? It seams that files just randomly disappear or become unreadable all the time - it is driving me nuts. I have two examples of how poor the offline files system is - If anyone has any suggestions on how I may better utilise it them please let me know...
1. Regularly I will be working on a file on my laptop in the office which I am saving to an offline folder on my PC (Microsoft Programs only - Word or Excel etc..) I will log-off by using the "Stand-by" option in XP and unplug and go home. When I turn the laptop back on, the file I am working on can no longer be found and Word screws up and the file just disappears!!!!! I can't even save another copy of it locally (even though the document is open) and I lose it until I plug back into the network ar the office - How ridiculous is that???
2. This is the weirdest issue I've had and it happened today - I created a Word Document and saved it to an offline folder. I went to email the document to a customer and thought I would make one final change before doing so. I went to the folder and opened the file for editing - I removed the text I wanted gone and tried to re-save the document... For some reason it could not save it so I closed it down and tried to re-open it (I thought I'd just try again)... Turns out, when I go back to the folder that the file has disappeared completely - Not only locally but on my PC - Vanished without a trace - I am absolutely astounded and yet again uncertain that offline files even work ...
I am a heavy technical user of computers so I generally know why things occur or how to recover most situations but this one had me flabbergasted and hence I felt I had to post it here in an attempt to see if anyone else feels the same way about this inferior technology?