Offline Files gives users access to files and folders that are on network shares even when they are disconnected from the network. It does this by storing the network version of files and folders on the local hard disk. When users are not connected to the network, they have access to the offline version of the files and folders as though they were connected to the network. When they reconnect to the network, the stored files and folders are synchronized with the network versions of the files. This section discusses configuration issues you need to consider when you are using offline files on a portable computer. For more information about configuring offline files and synchronization, see Managing Files, Folders, and Search Methods in this book.