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Definition: offline file

(1) A file in a storage device that is not attached to a computer. In the past, an offline file may have referred to files on magnetic tapes or removable disk drives. See removable disk, data library, offline and offline browser.

(2) A copy of a network file that is stored locally. When the user is back online, the data in the offline file will be synchronized with the data on the network server.

(3) A file in a tape library cartridge that is not currently being read or written. See data library.