If you are using Vista’s offline folders feature and you suspect that the offline cache has gone corrupt, or if you simply want to reset the cache, follow these steps.
- Open up registry editor (WARNING: Only for Advanced Users)
- Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc
- Add a new key (folder) called Parameters
- Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc\Parameters, add a new DWORD called FormatDatabase and set its value to 1
If you want to completely disable the offline folders functionality, you must also stop and disable the offline folders service: