SBS 2003 SP2 - Folder Disappears after pasting a file over a network
Posted on 2011-09-28
running windows server 2003 with all current updates.
a client was transfering a file from his computer to their server, by doing a copy and paste. after he transfered the file, the folder disappeared.
"maybe it got moved" was my first thought, but after searching for the folder and known file names from different computers even from the server itself with no luck, I thought that maybe it got deleted. checked recycle bin and nothing there, used racuva recover for deleted files on the whole drive and nothing that would be inside the missing folder came up in the results. no traces at all as if the folder never existed.
I tried looking for the folder in the most recent backup and the folder was there but not all files as the back up was 2 weeks old. shadow copies weren't turned on for that drive. I did a checkdisk in read only mode and found no errors on the drive.
what else can i do to find this folder? thanks in advance.
here's the checkdisk results.
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Data.
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
530464 file records processed.
File verification completed.
2270 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
1784755 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
5 unindexed files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
530464 security descriptors processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
21123 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34280920 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
937465010 KB total disk space.
488763868 KB in 503003 files.
153528 KB in 21124 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
658918 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
447888696 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
234366252 total allocation units on disk.
111972174 allocation units available on disk.