"Background Synchronization" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Background Synchronization" on my Windows 7 computer?

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"\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Background Synchronization" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Background Synchronization" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: Background Synchronization
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files
Description: This task controls periodic background synchronization of 
   Offline Files when the user is working in an offline mode.
Actions: Custom handler
Triggers: One time at 12:00 on 1/1/2008 - After triggered, repeat every 6 hours indefinitely

"Background Synchronization" is scheduled to start on 1/1/2008. But it is disabled by default.

It is recommended to disable "\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Background Synchronization" as a scheduled task.


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