With the number of users who are using offline file synchronization to take work on the road with them, we have...
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run into instances where the cache for offline files becomes corrupted, causing users to lose updates they made to files while working offline.
A good way to recover corrupted files is by using a file viewer, such as Quick View Plus (editor's note: from Avanstar, Inc.), which allows you to easily view files that are in the offline file cache. These are located in a hidden folder found at C:WINDOWSCSC.
Using this software, we have been able to recover over two weeks of work off of a laptop that had a corrupted file cache. Although the files are not named what they were originally, Quick View Plus allows you to do a "save as..." so that you can rename the files to something more appropriate.