Consider the following scenario:
- On a file server, you create a shared folder that contains
NT file systems (NTFS) alternate data streams.
- On a Windows-based client computer that
has a network
connection to the file server, you enable the Offline Files feature on the
contents of the folder are cached locally on the client computer.
- On the client computer, you disconnect the network
connection from the file server, and then
you modify or rename the shared folder.
- You re-connect the client computer to the file server, and
synchronize the shared folder to the file
In this scenario, the
alternate data streams are lost.
This problem usually
occurs when the client computer is running one of the following:
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2008
This behavior occurs because the Offline Files feature does
not support alternate data streams.
We recommend that you not use alternate data streams on shared
the Offline Files feature enabled.
behavior is by design.
For more information, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How To Use NTFS Alternate Data Streams
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