What is the Offline Files (CscService) service?

An explanation of the Offline Files (CscService) service in Windows 7.

What does the Offline Files (CscService) service do?

The Offline Files (CscService) service keeps files synced with between two computers across a network.

Offline Files (CscService) service details

  • Service name: CscService
  • Description: The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
  • Startup type: Automatic

Does my computer need the Offline Files (CscService) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the CscService service to run.

Should I disable the Offline Files (CscService) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; If you’re not syncing files across a network it’s safe to disable the CscService.

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