Win7

Method 1: To enable the use of offline files, follow the below steps:
a. Open Offline Files by clicking the Start. In the search box, type offline files, and then, in the list of results, click Manage offline files.
b. On the General tab, click Enable offline files.
You'll need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Once restarted, right click the folder you wish to make offline and choose the Make Offline option (or similar choice)


XP

Configuring your computer to use Offline Files


To configure your computer to use the Offline Files feature:

  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
  3. Click the Offline Files tab.
  4. Select the Enable Offline Files check box, and then click OK.

Making files or folders available offline


To make shared network files or folders available when you are offline:

  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. Click My Network Places.
  3. Double-click the network place that contains the folder or file that you want to make available offline.
  4. Right-click the file or folder that you want, and then click Make Available Offline. The Offline Files Wizard starts. Click Next to continue.
  5. Select the Automatically synchronize the Offline Files when I log on and log off my computer check box, and then click Next.
  6. Select the Create a shortcut to the Offline Files folder on my desktop check box, and then click Finish. The files are copied to your computer, and a "Shortcut to Offline Files" folder is displayed on the desktop.