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Relocate a shared folder


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#1 ttt123us

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:43 PM

Dear friends,
 
I am using windows server 2008 named : win2008 , no AD or DC
I have a shared folder on D drive:  \\win2008\public\Sales
Sales folder is too large and coming full. I have installed a new drive and assigned drive letter: E
 
I want to move Sales folder to new drive E, but still want user able access via previous network path: \\win2008\public\Sales. Is there any solution?
 
Because in Sales folder have many doc/excel file link to pictures and other files.
 
 
Thanks a lot for any help.


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:32 AM

Copy the data to the new location. Stop the current share on the D: drive and start sharing the folder on the E: drive. As long as the folder names are the same, share, and NTFS permissions are copied over the user will have access to the new drive. Since your sharing a folder not an entire Drive the drive letter doesn't matter on the server. You can use a robocopy to copy everything to the new drive.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:26 AM

Copy the data to the new location. Stop the current share on the D: drive and start sharing the folder on the E: drive. As long as the folder names are the same, share, and NTFS permissions are copied over the user will have access to the new drive. Since your sharing a folder not an entire Drive the drive letter doesn't matter on the server. You can use a robocopy to copy everything to the new drive.

 

One problem is that the shared folder is public and not sales...

 

Question also posted here http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/354395-relocate-a-shared-folder/


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:42 PM

Good Catch, I didn't realise/see he was using the public folder share. Your post on Geeks to go is spot on!

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