This tip shows you how to enable or disable offline files feature in Windows 8. Offline files is the same as in Windows 7, except it’s now a bit difficult to find. It has the same purpose which is to make network resources (files) available to you even if you’re not connected to the network. This can come in handy especially for remote workers that need access to network resources offline.
To get started, press Windows Key + W to open Search Charm for Settings. Or move and hover your mouse at the bottom your screen to show the Charms bar, select ‘Search’, then ‘Settings’
When it opens, type ‘offline’ and select the result for Manage offline files.
Next, if the feature is already disabled, click ‘Enable offline files’ to turn if on.
Or click ‘Disable offline files’ to turn the feature off.