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We currently have a file server with 6 drives 3 drives are in their own raid 5. There are 3 drive letters associated with the server C,D,F. The CD Rom is  E. We are using the F drive as a  user share and only used for users (No Other Files)

Each user is setup with a folder for example: smithj$

There are about 70 folders setup in this drive.

Here is the problem:

Lately weve been noticing that 3 or 4 of the folders have been renaming themselves "boobre" but they are still retaining the same share name. So users can still access their files.  Whats odd is that all of the folders named "boobre" have exactly the same name. How does Windows allow this.

Does anyone have a clue how this is happening? Ive sent a ticket to Microsoft and they couldn't find the issue after a week.
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If you really have identical folder names, NTFS has a severe issue and is corrupt.

1) Run a "chckdsk  F: /f " command while nothing else is accessing the drive/shares.

2) Run a
dir /x f:\Users > dirlist.txt
and examine the long and short file names for the folders in question.

3) run
net share > shares.txt
and examine the shares in question

4) Using regedit, examine HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares
for the shares in question. Best export the entire key.
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