How do I force a Remote Storage scan?

A. Normally the remote storage scan is scheduled to run once a day however you can force it to run if you want.

  1. Start the Remote Storage MMC (Start - Programs - Administrative Tools - Remote Storage)
  2. Select 'Managed Volumes'
  3. Right click on the volume and from the context menu select All Tasks -> Copy Files to Remote Storage
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  4. Click OK to start the check

It may take some time to run but you can monitor the progress using the Scheduled Tasks MMC snap-in (Start - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Scheduled Tasks). When complete the task be removed from the list.

TAGS: Windows 8
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