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Synchronizing error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by unintentionaltec, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. unintentionaltec

    unintentionaltec Thread Starter

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    I recently had a server meltdown and had to replace the server (Windows Server 2003). Now several of my network computers (Windows XP Pro) are trying to synchronize offline files to the old server that had a different name. Everytime my students log off of the computers, they get the message that the offline file was unable to connect. The network path not found.
    I have tried changing settings in the synchronize from the accessories, but have had very little success. It may help for a short time, but usually the problem resurfaces.
    How can I tell these computers to stop trying to synchronize the files?
     
  2. Lance1

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    Just a thought, try running mobsync.exe on each machine and disable the function.
     
  3. unintentionaltec

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    Will that completely disallow sychronization? or just for the files that want to synchronize to the old/invalid server?
     
  4. Lance1

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    You should be able to select what you want to or don't want to disallow.
     
  5. unintentionaltec

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    I tried using mobsync.exe on one of the computers. I did it while logged in as the local administrator. When I logged in as a student, it still tried to synchronize the files. Any other thoughts?
     
  6. unintentionaltec

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    Lance1,
    I think I figured it out....I have to go to My Computer, choose Tools, choose folder options, open the offline files tab, and delete both kinds of offline files. Even though the mobsync.exe properties button showed no files in the Offline Files Folder, there were 23 files somewhere in cyberspace that needed to be deleted this way. Thanks for your suggestion!!
     
  7. Lance1

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    Glad you got the fix.
     
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