How to Reinitialize Windows Offline Files Cache

Ever had problems with Windows Offline files, e.g. you had some offline files pointing to a server that no longer exists, or it’s just being difficult. The best thing you can do is reset and clear it’s settings.

  1. To do this disable Offline Files in Windows File Explorer
  2. The open regedit
  3. Go tot he Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache
  4. Create a DWORD called FormatDatabase
  5. Set it’s value to 1

How to re-initialize the offline files cache and database

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