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Duplicate folder name.  How did it happen and how to fix

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I have a Windows 2000 file server.  It have several shares setup on it.  One being DEPTS.  There is now 2 folders with the name depts.  Both contain the same data.  How did this happen and how do I fix?  See attached pic..
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I don't know how it happened but to fix it, I would:

(1) Make sure you know the share name on the depts and DEPTS folder.  Is it correct to
     assume they have the same share name?
(2) Create a new DEPTSBackup folder
(3) Copy the complete contents of the depts folder to the DEPTSBackup folder
(4) Delete both the depts and DEPTS folders
(5) Create a new depts folder
(6) Copy the contents of the DEPTSBackup folder back into the depts folder
(7) Recreate the share on the depts folder
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Not sure how it happened, as windows doesn't allow that.  

Definitely take a backup of the folders.  Then use the POSIX commands to remove one of them.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;120716

Try:
POSIX /C RmDir \\.\D:\depts





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Anyone have any ideas???
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