troubleshooting Question

Will mapped drives follow a data change to another drive location on same server?

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Our company server is filling up our C drive very quickly.  We purchased and successfully installed more HDDs.  The problem is the new HDD's cannot be added to the C drive without wipeing and reloading the C drive.  

Now we have an e drive that is not being used by anything.  All of the users are mapped to shared data directories on the c drive that is out of space.  

We want to move the data over to the new drive and want to know if the mapped drives will follow.

Example.

Servermain is a production server that has the user's data in a folder called  "c:\Vital Records\Company data\Server data" (Server data is a shared directory.)  
All users are mapped to the Server data file as either "Server data on Servermain (L:)." or "\\Servermain\Server data".  If I drag and drop the data from the "c:\Vital Records\Company data\Server data" to "e:\Server data"  Would all of the mapped drives still find the data? or would I have to run a log in script to remap the server data files?

Also, All of the users My Documents are located in a file buried in the server data, so that all data will be backed up with the server.  Will these My Documents need to be reconfigured to the new location?
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