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allright, so what happened to

"Make Available Offline" in XP Pro?  This feature was built in to Windows 2000, and I used it to great effect.  Now in XP it seems to be absent.  Is it just hidden (like 99.9% of everything in XP) or are we moving backwards?

muppet
Saturday, August 14, 2004

1. Start > Run > Help and Support
2. Search for "offline folders"
3. Adjust your attitude :)


Saturday, August 14, 2004

Right, so in other words, it's hidden so as not to confuse the proles by putting it in the context menu by default where it's useful.  Gotcha.

:: goes through 10 or 15 hoops like shutting off Fast User Switching (???) in order to freaking enable offline files ::

hooray for forward progress.  If Linux weren't such a mess I'd be on it just to not be on Windows.

muppet
Saturday, August 14, 2004

why don't you go work for microsoft and then you have a chance to fix or change windows the way you would like to see.

obviously only if you can convince that you're right.


Saturday, August 14, 2004

I've never seen anyone need so much hand-holding as muppet.

9
Saturday, August 14, 2004

9 -

Have you met your mom?

muppet
Saturday, August 14, 2004

"proles"? :-)

Bored Bystander
Saturday, August 14, 2004

BB -

Go read 1984.

muppet
Saturday, August 14, 2004

muppet, are you from europe or from usa or from somewhere else?


Saturday, August 14, 2004

I'm well familiar with the term "proles". I helped George write that book, you know. In fact, my namesake site is http://www.it-proletariat.com.

And for my next trick...

Bored Bystander
Saturday, August 14, 2004

I just thought the usage of "proles" was humorous in that context...

MS software is the ultimate in "prolefeed" by that metric. 

Bored Bystander
Saturday, August 14, 2004

> "proles"?

Proletariat. The great unwashed. The lusers.


Saturday, August 14, 2004


It's amusing that a know-it-all like Muppet,that has such vast wisdom and experience, can't even figure out how to use the Help feature built into Windows.

Even my mother knows how to click "Help".

But it's simplicity escapes the Great Muppet.

Dude.
Saturday, August 14, 2004

Make available offline is still there.  To use it for a page, add it to your favorites and click the offline checkbox.  Use tools->synchronize to update the contents.

Isn't this where it's always been?

Yet another anon
Saturday, August 14, 2004

If it wasn't for Muppet there would be no excitement on this forum...

Chris Peacock
Saturday, August 14, 2004


If it wasn't for Muppet there would be no exrement on this forum...

Bah
Saturday, August 14, 2004

Dude. -

My point (which you seem to have missed) was that in Win2K it was trivially easy to figure out how to make a folder offline (it was in the damned context menu by default) without resorting to the online help.  In XP, which is supposed to be $user_friendly++;, you have to go hunting for it and then jump through a number of hoops to get it set up.

muppet
Saturday, August 14, 2004

Stop impersonating me! Who are you people?!

muppet
Sunday, August 15, 2004

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