You cannot delete or rename the Offline Folders when you work offline on a Windows Vista-based computer


This hotfix contains a design change to the Offline Folders feature in Windows Vista. Before this change, you could not delete or rename folders that were cached by Offline Folders when you were working offline.

Note You can already delete and rename files when you are offline. After you apply this hotfix, you can use a registry key to enable new functionality that lets you delete or rename cached folders while you are working offline.

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Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfixes and security updates that are included in SP2 for Windows Vista Service and for Windows Server 2008

For more information about the hotfixes and the security updates that are included in SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site: -Note:Currently, the list of hotfixes and security updates is available only in English.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Click Startthe Start button , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click the following registry subkey:
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type OfflineDirRenameDelete, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click OfflineDirRenameDelete, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Click the following registry subkey:
  8. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  9. Type OfflineDirRenameDeleteList, and then press ENTER.
  10. Click the following registry subkey:
  11. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  12. Type the path for the Offline File, and then press ENTER.

    For example, the path of the Offline File would have a format that resembles one of the following:
    • UNC path: \\server\share\dir
    • Known folder path: {GUID}\dir

      Note In this path, the {GUID} placeholder is the GUID of the known folder.
    • Mapped drive: Z:\dir
    • Environment variable: %userprofile%\dir
  13. Right-click the path of the Offline File, and then click Modify.
  14. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_1_for_kb942845~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ applicable2,68630-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Package_2_for_kb942845~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ applicable3,37430-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Update.mumNot applicable2,11330-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
X86_241174ef14b9cbd983f35f250ffbca0b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_37beaf775c52ceb4.manifestNot applicable70530-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
X86_4df0c9036a21e38bf48546a8c2166faf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_89c015b25e8213d8.manifestNot applicable71130-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
X86_5063caf54f2aa006b8604c6eff6df8c4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_4b9b400d0d997f18.manifestNot applicable70830-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
X86_d686e109000b49b3c719c33fe42d13aa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_b0e295972af9870d.manifestNot applicable1,06430-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
X86_df5c8746471865cacde580e254fceb28_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_0466cd0ef0a9e5db.manifestNot applicable69330-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-o..inefiles-win32-apis_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_aa04885415237e11.manifestNot applicable5,31930-Oct-200721:55Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-o..nefiles-extend-apis_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_8b8c4bba5049f992.manifestNot applicable92,96830-Oct-200721:55Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_9ce1d76a77e58e37.manifestNot applicable15,17930-Oct-200721:55Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_086d208d7d5e889b.manifestNot applicable41,02730-Oct-200721:55Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-shellui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_ab211692caeb8d02.manifestNot applicable40,98530-Oct-200721:55Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-rdbss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_586e664f7d67b3b5.manifestNot applicable7,28830-Oct-200721:55Not applicable
Offlinefileswmiprovider.mofNot applicable42,87720-Sep-200722:15Not applicable
Offlinefileswmiprovider_uninstall.mofNot applicable42,87720-Sep-200722:15Not applicable
Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-core-ppdlic.xrm-msNot applicable3,02130-Oct-200703:30Not applicable
Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles.mofNot applicable1,93107-Jan-200705:40Not applicable
Windows Vista, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_47f0c99aefcd19cbffde77e08b05372d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_5a6aa962352e3811.manifestNot applicable71230-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Amd64_4df0c9036a21e38bf48546a8c2166faf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_e5deb13616df850e.manifestNot applicable71330-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Amd64_523f6086fc01b6b3ff057efd652546ee_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_6135d3a351c327d8.manifestNot applicable71530-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Amd64_6e5f412ddfdf1fe0498d91c5b89177d9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_2733086eb833a2b5.manifestNot applicable1,42830-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Amd64_8ac303a18d33f43bd3197361524cc47f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_6bdd8d3f1eebfcb9.manifestNot applicable70930-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Amd64_f6d4713a4dc35d2c7fe5deab4990b645_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_b203438cdb839aa6.manifestNot applicable69730-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-o..inefiles-win32-apis_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_062323d7cd80ef47.manifestNot applicable5,33530-Oct-200722:23Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-o..nefiles-extend-apis_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_e7aae73e08a76ac8.manifestNot applicable92,99430-Oct-200722:23Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_f90072ee3042ff6d.manifestNot applicable15,20730-Oct-200722:23Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_648bbc1135bbf9d1.manifestNot applicable41,06330-Oct-200722:23Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-shellui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_073fb2168348fe38.manifestNot applicable41,02330-Oct-200722:23Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-rdbss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_b48d01d335c524eb.manifestNot applicable7,54830-Oct-200722:23Not applicable
Package_1_for_kb942845~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ applicable1,81030-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Package_2_for_kb942845~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ applicable2,70230-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Package_3_for_kb942845~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ applicable3,62630-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Update.mumNot applicable2,40730-Oct-200719:59Not applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-o..nefiles-extend-apis_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20711_none_f1ff91903d082cc3.manifestNot applicable89,32130-Oct-200722:23Not applicable
Offlinefileswmiprovider.mofNot applicable42,87720-Sep-200722:13Not applicable
Offlinefileswmiprovider_uninstall.mofNot applicable42,87720-Sep-200722:13Not applicable
Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-core-ppdlic.xrm-msNot applicable3,02130-Oct-200703:57Not applicable
Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles.mofNot applicable1,93107-Jan-200705:40Not applicable
Offlinefileswmiprovider.mofNot applicable42,87720-Sep-200722:15Not applicable
Offlinefileswmiprovider_uninstall.mofNot applicable42,87720-Sep-200722:15Not applicable

More Information

If you rename a folder when you are offline, the change is sent to the server as a "delete/create" operation when you synchronize files. For example, if you rename a directory that contains files and other subfolders when you are offline, the following sequence occurs when Offline Folders later synchronizes with the server:
  1. Everything in the renamed directory is written to the server under the new directory name. This includes all file data.
  2. The files and folders that are under the original folder name on the server are deleted from the server.
This functionality may not be suitable for situations in which cached folders that contain lots of data are renamed when a client is offline.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 942845 - Last Review: May 26, 2009 - Revision: 1