Folder type on windows 2003 server

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
URGENT: I have an inherited windows 2003 server to support. On the c: drive is a user share. When I check the properties of this share, it confirms that it is stored on c:\users. In another directory, is a folder called 'servername - users'. When  look at the properties of that folder, it shows that it is stored on c:\users as well. Under windows explorer, the 'servername - users' folder shows up as a folder type and not a file folder type. Under disk management, I have a c: drive and and e: drive, and the e: drive shows up as an extended partition.

I'm trying to figure out the course of operation that has happened on this server. Is the c:\users folder spanned across both partitons?
Question by:dwburchf
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    You can have multiple shares for one folder.  It's just a duplicate share, with a different name.

    Extended partition doesn't have anything to do with it, since the properties of the share say c:\users, you can be sure that's where it's pointing.
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    Extended partition just means it's another partition, as in, not part of the primary partition.

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    For clarification, let me ask this question. On a support-inherited windows 2003 server, there is a folder created on the c partition that is called users. It is also shared out as users. In another share on the same partition is what appears to be a shortcut called 'servername-users'. It doesn't look like a typical shortcut. I want to delete this so-called shortcut but it appears that I might be deleting the whole c:\users as well. I verified that the properties points to c:\users. Is there something in windows 2003 that allows this to be set up and if so, how can I delete this so-called shortcut without deleting the c:\users? Again, I know how to make shortcuts and if I don't want the shortcut, I just delete it. But this doesn't look like a shortcut and my fear is deleting the c:\users, even though I have backups. Thanks.

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