Folder is "missing" in the file server, but can be found in map drive.


  • Hi, I just used a FSMT to migrate folders to another server. Everything is running fine, until I realize that one of the folders, is missing in the file server. However, when I access the share drive using my PC, I was able to find it e.g \\\ABCD. So I went back to the file server, i type the path e.g  E:\ABCD and I can access the folder! Which means, the folder is around, but in E:\, I couldn't see the physical folder. I have change the folder options to view hidden files, use the search function, restarted the server but nothing helps. Please help!

    The file server is running on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 32 bit (if this helps!)  

    Saturday, November 24, 2012 6:19 PM


  • Hi,

    If it could be accessed by E:\abcd, then it is not caused by the share name (as you could assign a different share name to a folder).

    Please try:

    1. Create a file in the folder such as test.txt and search for the file to see if the path could be found.

    2. In CMD, try dir to see all folders in E:.

    3. Uncheck "hide protected operation system files" in Folder Options as well.

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    Monday, November 26, 2012 9:21 AM