In Windows 7 there’s a feature called Offline Files which works with Sync Center to make network files and folders available offline when you’re not connected. This feature is cool when you want to access network resources while offline.

It is enabled by default in Windows 7 even if you don’t’ access any network resource. While it’s useful, it is not always okay to have it turned on when you won’t be using that feature. So, this tutorial is going to show you how to turn it off to help improve your system’s performance a bit. If you want it turn on at a later date, you can go and turn it on.


  • Turn On / Off Offline Files in Windows 7
  • Enjoy!

To get started, go to Start –> and search for Sync Center and select to open it




Next, click ‘Manage offline files’




Finally, choose to disable or enable it and restart.




That’s it!