Offline Files Sync Pending in Windows 10? Try 5 Solutions Now!

You will learn 5 solutions to fix offline files sync pending and an easier way to sync network files locally.


by Ivy Updated on March 4, 2024

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Offline files sync pending error

Honestly, for Windows Vista/XP/7/8/10/11 computer users, Offline files syncing pending is not new problem, but it’s still plagues many users just like the following case.

At the directions of my manager I reset the offline cache on a user Win7 laptop using the registry change. However, since reboot it has yet to rebuild the cache. If I try to manually start sync offline files, then it just sits there 'pending' and never gets any further. Does anyone know how to fix this? I'm going to continue digging but if anyone can light the way, that would be great!

Sync pending means that your file is in sync state, and the status will change after completion. And you need to check if all your files are synchronized successfully. But if your files are always in sync pending state, you need to fix it manually.

Offline files sync pending in Windows 10 – how to fix it

Now, let’s start to fix offline files sync pending error with given solutions below,

Method 1: Disconnect and reconnect your network drive

Syncing pending error may occur when your network drive is not connected well. Therefore, you can try to disconnect the drive and reconnect, then make all files always available offline

Method 2: Make fully use user profiles

You can choose to logoff and logon user profile 3 times, or directly recreate user profiles. This method works when you encounter sync pending error after resetting the offline files cache using registry.

Method 3: Remove partnership and then add it back

Go to Sync Center and Manage offline files, click Disable offline files and click OK. Then, click Yes when you are asked to restart your computer.

Disable Offline Files

Then, clear CSC cache with the following command.

  • CD\
  • mkdir erasecsc
  • robocopy c:\erasecsc c:\windows\csc\v2.0.6\cache /mir

Erase Csc

Next, add registry entry with powershell.

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc\Parameters /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Add Csc Registry Entry

After that, restart your computer to make changes available and enable offline files again. Then, your will find that all of the previous sync partnership has been deleted.

At last, Add partnership to Sync Center. Map the network drive with all files need syncing to local computer, make all files available offline and it will start sync automatically.

Always Available Offline

Method 4: Force offline files sync command line

Run cmd as administrator, then type gpupdate/force and hit Enter to reinstall the group policy. 

Force Offline Files Sync Command Line

Then, go to Sync Center, select the offline files folder and click Sync at the top.


Method 5: Force offline files sync folder properties

Go to the mapped network drive, select the folder always available offline and Properties, then click Offline Files tab and Sync Now.

Force Offline Files Sync Properties

Easier way to sync network files to local drive in Windows 10

Now, you may already solve offline files sync pending error with the given solutions above. But if you want an easier way to sync network files locally, you can use a third-party free file sync software - AOMEI Backupper Standard. 

With it, just need to connect the network drive in this software and select files on it. Afterward, select a local path as destination path. And you can enjoy some useful features during the process.

  • Work well in automatic sync at a fixed interval, such as, daily, weekly, monthly.

  • Support sync network files to multiple devices, not only local drive, but also external drive, cloud storage like OneDrive, NAS, and more.

  • Compatible with all Windows operating systems, including Windows 7/8/10/11/XP/Vista, etc.

  • Have a clean interface and user-friendly design, suitable for all users even novices.

Then, let’s have a closer look at how it works.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. Then, click Sync and Basic Sync.

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File Sync

Step 2. Click + Add folder > Share/NAS and select your files or folders on network drive. After that, click the folder-shapped button at the second bar to select a local drive as destination.

Add Network Folder

💡 Note: If this is the first time to sync network files, you need to add network location first. Click Add Share or NAS Devices, type IP address, username, password and save the information.

Step 3. To automatically sync your files, click Schedule Sync and select your preferred settings. The default setting is daily and you change to a longer interval if you think it's too short. Finally, click Start Sync.

Schedule Sync Network Filles Locally

💡 Notes:
⊙ Don’t modify the source folder name, otherwise the program will not sync files anymore.
⊙ AOMEI Backupper Standard only supports one-way file sync; that is, only changes made in the source directory can be reflected in destination. If you'd like to perform two-way sync, try higher editions.
⊙ It’s suggested to use "Real-time sync" in AOMEI Backupper Professional if you work in a team, because it will monitor your files and sync any detected changes instantly.

Bonus Tip:

In addition to allowing you to easily sync network files locally, AOMEI Backupper provides users with their own cloud drive - AOMEI Cloud. Backing up files to the cloud can also help you achieve the purpose of transferring data while enhancing the security of your files. When you sign up for an AOMEI account, it will give you 1TB of free storage space for 15 days.

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Written in the end

That’s all for how to solve offline files sync pending in Windows. But if you want an easier way to sync network files locally, try Basic Sync feature in AOMEI Backupper Standard. And it can make this process run automatically by its Schedule Sync. 

In addition, it allows you to sync files with cloud storage, such as sync local folders with OneDrive. If you are worried about data loss due to system failure, it's suggested to create bootable media, which gives you a chance to transfer your files out. Try it now to discover more!

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.