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OneDrive doesn't have option to "Use files offline"?

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    OneDrive doesn't have option to "Use files offline"?

    My un–computer savvy friend just bought a Windows 8 tablet, and not knowing anything about it, he called me. I thought I knew a thing or two about Windows, too, but between the two of us we couldn't make head or tail of it.

    Specifically what we were trying to do today was sync his documents from his desktop to the tablet. OneDrive seemed the easiest way to do that, so I installed the OneDrive app on his desktop and logged him in on the tablet. And there were the files. But the problem is, they're on the cloud, and he wants to be able to access them offline.

    Through googling, I discovered that there is supposed to be an option in OneDrive to "make all files available offline," supposedly accessible through the Charms bar, under Settings -> Options. But alas, I followed all the directions everywhere, and that option was not there. I took an appropriate screenshot:

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    Similarly, there is no option to "make available offline" when I access options for individual documents within OneDrive (by swiping up or down).

    Why is this option not where it is supposed to be?


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    Windows 8 CP x64

    Have you checked to see if Off Line Files are enabled in Sync Center?
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    My "options" in one drive are completely different from yours. I have Windows 8.1 update 1 on my laptop.

    I go into One drive, go to Charms bar, go to Settings, click on options and I have the options "you" are looking for.

    Mine looks like this.

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OneDrive doesn't have option to "Use files offline"?
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