How to access Win 10 SMB NAS shares offline even network is disconnected

Many times, we will face this issue. When you connected to a VPN like CISCO VPN it disables all local LAN access. Sometimes while editing files on remote SMB shares, network disconnection happens.

Windows 10 provides a good feature called “always available offline” for remote SMB shares. When you enable it, you can access files on SMB network shares even network is disconnected or too slow. It’s automatic. How does Windows 10 “always available offline” works?

It uses Windows 10 SYNC centre. it uses some space on your hard disk and stores files on it. When the network is restored, it will sync to the NAS drive.

Sample user case:

How to use openmediavault nas share when office VPN connected






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