Fixed : Cannot Connect to Windows Live Sync

Written by Gordon

Topics: The Internet

If you are a Windows Live Sync user and one fine day your Live Sync won’t connect, the error message might be : Cannot Connect to Windows Live Sync. The fix is very simple. Your Internet Explorer might be set to Work Offline. You have to go to the File Menu of Internet Explorer and switch off Work Offline. Windows Live Sync uses Internet Explorer’s settings and cannot connect when IE is offline. Simples!

Internet Explorer Working Offline Title Bar

Internet Explorer Working Offline File Menu

Fix : Open Internet Explorer , File menu, Untick Work Offline

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  1. David says:

    Muchas gracias.

    I have been struggling with this over the last couple of days.

    I had been playing around with a mobile wireless broadband card and would from time to time go offline which apparently caused the offline switch.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. Eran says:

    I’ve been searching for a solution for hours, and of course the stupid help center was useless.

    Thanks for a useful help!

    P.S. What is the offline option good for anyway? I never understood this one.

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