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Windows 2000 File server in a Windows 2003 Active Directory.  I rebooted the 2000 file server and when it came back up, it is showing only 2 shared folders when I go to \\servername.  It used to show all the printers, about 20, and about 15 different file shares.  The reboot was to "fix" issues we were having pushing file permissions down to files within one share were giving access denied errors.  I thought the reboot would correct it, but it brought with it bigger issues.  So now all the files are there on the server, and it shows that all the shares are setup in Computer Management>Shared Folders, but only 2 shares are showing up, and not all the folders and files within those shares are showing up. I have tried to reboot the server 2 more times, with no change.  Is there a service that I need to look at to fix this?  any ideas? this is a live file server with about 200GB shared for our company.

Thanks for your help!
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A few thoughts:

Run the following commands on that server and the clients you're testing on (note that the R's must be capitalized):
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR

Un-share the problem folders and printers and then re-share them.

Can you get to the shares from a client if you manually type the UNC path in the Run line?

Have you checked both share permissions and NTFS permissions?  Was your reset command successful after rebooting?
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Ok, I fell like a complete idiot now.  I didn't go through proper testing and look on other systems.  I just assumed that since  I couldn't see them,  it was broken.  A co-worker checked from home (this was at 5am when it happened, I was alone at home RDPing in) and he could access everything, and a 3rd person checked and also could.  I rebooted my computer and everything is all good.  If this happens again, I will try to run those commands.
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