CSC( offline files) synchronizes the files with the server copies at regular intervals of time. During this, it checks with the remote server if any files have been changed. If so, it replaces the local copies with the latest versions of the server share. If the files are modified locally in offline mode(system is disconnected from network) the changes are synced to the server share when the share is back to online mode. In this case sync happens from client to server machine. In case the files are modified both locally and on the share then offline files can’t determine which version of the file should be retained so it prompt the user to choose which way sync should happen.
Users can also trigger synchronization by the following way.
- Right click on the share
- Click on ‘Synchronize’
Note that the option ‘Synchronize’ will not appear in the context menu for the files/shares which are not pinned for offline availability.