To set up your computer to use offline files
Open My Computer
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
On the Offline Files tab, make sure that the Enable Offline Files check box is selected.
Select Synchronize all offline files before logging off to get a full synchronization Leave it unselected for a quick synchronization.
To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
A full synchronization ensures that you have the most current version of every shared network file that you work with offline. A quick synchronization ensures that you have complete versions of your offline files, although they may not be the most current versions. You might select a quick synchronization if you are the only person working on a file or if you do not need the most current version of a file.
If you want to control which offline files are synchronized, when they are synchronized, and whether Windows prompts you before synchronizing your files, you can use Synchronization Manager. For more information, click Related Topics.
After you set up your computer to use offline files, you need to make shared network files available to you offline. For more information, click Related Topics.