How to Access and Use the Sync Center in Windows 10?

Sync Center is the amazing feature of Windows 10 which lets users to easily sync their whole information or data between the offline files and computer system which usually saved in the folders of the network servers. Sync Center was first introduced with the Windows Vista and has been compatible with almost all Windows versions. However, one of the primary function of Sync Center was that by this one can synchronize all files and data from numerous devices. Thus one may have the latest updated copy whenever users need it.


Apart from it, one can also obtain them during the time even when the server or system is not linked with the network, and so they are called by the name Offline files although Sync Center doesn’t allow users to sync their information and data between your system and some other endurable gadgets. In general, one can utilize the Sync Center in mixture with the offline files to get access to the network shared folders and files at some time when even the system is unable to connect with the network. Well, this performs excellent for mobile/portable devices and for those people who are regularly traveling between the locations.

Below are some best and reliable steps to easily access and use the Sync Center in Windows 10. Though the steps are simple and easy, sometimes creates lots of issues and takes more time. Alternatively, if you follow the steps in the same sequence as mentioned will save lots of time and efforts of the users. The steps are discussed below.

Steps to Turn On Offline Files to Make Use of Sync Center

Before you start using the Sync Center for syncing any of the network files or documents to any device, remember that you have to turn on the Offline files. For this, follow up the steps and easily enable the Offline files. Here how to do it:

  1. Tap the ‘Start Menu’ to open it on the screen.
  2. After that, type ‘Control Panel’ in the start menu search box.
  3. Then, choose ‘Control Panel’ option from the list and click on it to open it on the screen.
  4. Again, enter ‘Sync Center’ under the search box located on the upper-right side of the window.
  5. Now, choose ‘Sync Center’ option.
  6. Choose ‘Manage Offline Files’ appears on the left side corner of the screen.
  7. Next, choose ‘Enable Offline Files’ option and click on it to enable Offline files.
  8. Finally, reboot your system and apply abovementioned 3 steps again just and get access to Offline Files settings.

Guide to Utilize Sync Center in Windows 10

After restarting your system and again started the Sync Center you will now have Encryption, and Network, Disk Usage tabs inside the settings of your Offline files. Check and verify them carefully with the help of the given process.

Disk Usage

Disk Usage will help users by allowing them to describe the total of allowable disk space of your Offline files to use it. However, by default settings, the offline files have some space which are totally free on their hard drive. To change this, one may have to choose ‘Disk Usage’ tab, and then choose ‘Change Limits’ option.


Sync Center will let their users include securities on their offline files by providing them the option to set up encryption on all their offline files simply using the integrated software on devices. For encrypting files, one may need to choose Encrypt tab and click on it.


In the Network tab option, you can select option to do work with your files offline if in the case internet is working too slow. One can also set it to the mode of how often one would have to verify regarding slow connection.

Jessica Davis is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, She has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

Source: Windows 10

Published by Alessia Martine

Alessia Martine is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media.

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