You cannot delete or rename the Offline Files when you work offline on a Windows Vista-based computer

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451 (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451)

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
2. Click the following registry subkey:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache

3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type OfflineDirRenameDelete, and then press ENTER.
5. Right-click OfflineDirRenameDelete, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
7. Click the following registry subkey:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache

8. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
9. Type OfflineDirRenameDeleteList, and then press ENTER.
10. Click the following registry subkey:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\OfflineDirRenameDeleteList

11. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
12. Type the path for the Offline File, and then press ENTER.

For example, the path of the Offline File would have a format that resembles one of the following:

    UNC path: \\server\share\dir
      Known folder path: {GUID}\dir

      Note In this path, the {GUID} placeholder is the GUID of the known folder.

        Mapped drive: Z:\dir
          Environment variable: %userprofile%\dir
          13. Right-click the path of the Offline File, and then click Modify.
          14. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
          APPLIES TO
            Windows Vista Business
              Windows Vista Enterprise
                Windows Vista Home Basic
                  Windows Vista Home Premium
                    Windows Vista Ultimate
                      Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
                        Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
                          Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
                            Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
                              Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition

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