How to Enable and Configure Offline Files on Windows 10 and 11


Offline files is a feature on Windows 10 and 11 that allows you to enable access to files shared with you without internet connectivity. In other words, when you make a file available offline, you can still work with it if you ever find yourself in a remote area that doesn’t have internet connectivity, or if the file source becomes inaccessible in the future.

In this guide, I will show you how to enable offline files on windows 10 and 11. And how to manage or configure it.

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How to Enable Offline Files on Windows 10 and 11

The process is similar for each Windows version. To grant offline access to a file or folder on Windows 10 and 11, open the file explorer and navigate to network file. Below, I am accessing files saved on my OneDrive folder, which are available online.

Right-click on the required file, and from the task menu, select “Always keep on this device”.

This will download the file to your PC, and you can access it whenever you want.

Manage Offline Files on Windows 1 and 11

You may want to see the amount of disk space offline files are taking on your PC, or disable offline files. To do this, search for “Control panel” from the start menu, and after opening it. Navigate to Sync Center.

Once you open Sync Centre, select “Manage offline files” from the left pane.

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From here, you can disable offline files or see all offline files by choosing the respective option.

I hope you find this guide helpful, kindly leave a comment below if you have any questions.

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