Windows Server 2012 - data seems missing

Posted on 2013-10-14
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-10-15
This is a wierd one.   Thought I'd throw it out there.   Setup a new 2012 windows server.  setup networking, cname, etc.   Then I went ahead and re-partitioned the Data Partition as a 1.99TB partition, formatted with default NTFS as drive E.  Called it DATAPART1.   Copied 100GB of data over from the old server (preparing for migration later this week).   Then went ahead and joined to domain, upgraded to a domain controller, moved all FMSO roles, etc etc from old windows 2003 domain controller.   All worked like a charm.   All windows updates done etc. yesterday.
Went in a bit ago to setup server backup, DHCP, and share permissions on some of my data folders on the E partition.   They seem gone.  When I look at properties of the E drive, the data is there.  If I try to create a DATA folder on the root (which is where I originally created a folder and put my data in), it says "already exists...want to merge."   Checked to see if the Attributes changed to hidden but when I view hidden doesn't see it.
Very wierd.
Any ideas?    I can always format the partition again and resync the data, but since 2012 is so new, wanted to see if anybody knows what might be going on? Any ideas would be helpful
This isn't a VM either
Question by:fitzpab
  • 2

Accepted Solution

brettkm earned 2000 total points
ID: 39572767
Obvious one, but have you enabled show hidden files show OS system files?

If you open the drive in a command prompt and type attrib, is the data listed?

Author Comment

ID: 39573790
Good obvious question.  Did the show hidden which didn't see, but showing protected OS files saw them.  
Must have been something in the dcpromo that did that.  Strange.  So I am changing attributes now and will update this after my morning meetings.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39574893
Ended up being my sync software (3rd party tool) which was changing system and hidden file attributes.   Was able to reconfigure and all good now.  Thanks.  Got me on the right track

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

597 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question