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Solved Is it safe to delete a copied folder on windows server 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by AshOkWVD, Jul 25, 2019.

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  1. AshOkWVD

    AshOkWVD Thread Starter

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    I was upgrading our imaging software a while back, but when trying to share the D drive, I made a copy by mistake. Is it ok to just delete the extra copy? I needed to share the drive so I could install the upgrade to the other work stations. The photo below shows what I'm talking about:
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  2. Fireflycph

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    It it possible that you didn't actually copy the files but created a second share name for the same folder?

    Go to the folder itself, rightclick and go to properties. Then Sharing\Advanced Sharing and see if you have more than one sharename. It looks to me like that's what's going on.

    Do NOT delete unless you 100% sure that it is indeed a copy and before you have at least one verified backup.
     
  3. AshOkWVD

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    Yes! It was just an additional sharename. I unshared it and both files disappeared. I shared it again and the last file sharename I’d used reappeared by itself. Thank you!!

     
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    You're welcome.
     
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