I posted some of my annoyances on his post, but today I found something that makes offline files so much more tolerable. My main complaints with Offline files are:
- It seems to sync at the wrong time. Every time my WiFi goes up and down for example. So I turn off the sync on logon feature.
- While you are syncing you have no access to those files. So if you use IDLE sync then you can occasionally get hosed.
- Files never seem to be synced when I want them to.
- The UI is sucky. It really is... but it does work most of the time.
Don't get me wrong. I rely on this functionality to keep my data available on all my PCees. Today I found a great way to do a sync.
Enable the folder you want to sync and logoff. Now when you want to sync you just go to Start->Run and then mobsync /logoff. This will do a full sync and then put you in online mode.