How to use it?
- Keep the files on the desktop machine and share it and give access only to yourself.
- Enable offline files on the laptop.
- Access the share from the laptop and mark the share for offline availability.
Now you can work on the files even in disconnected mode and when you reconnect the machine to the network, offline files automatically replicates the changes to the desktop machine.
When you are working online on the laptop all the file access happen on the desktop files and offline files always keeps the local files(laptop files) up to date by invoking synchronization manager at regular intervals of time.
Microsoft Synctoy : File Syncing tool